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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Australia : Swine flu breaks out in NT town

Via NT News :

" A swine flu cluster has broken out in a Territory town, with at least 29 cases detected over the past week.

The cluster has prompted warnings for vulnerable people to take the flu vaccine.

The mining town of Nhulunbuy has recorded at least 29 cases of the H1N1 strain of influenza, the NT Centre for Disease Control said yesterday.

The cases were detected at the weekend and last week.

CDC chief health officer Barbara Paterson said people in high-risk groups should talk to their doctor about immunisation.

She particularly urged pregnant women and people with chronic illnesses to get vaccinated.

"The main thing with this is that we don't know if it's the start of the flu season or just an isolated event," she said."

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