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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Australia : Swine flu concerns in north Queensland

Via The Age, swine flu is picking in some parts of Australia :

" Health authorities in north Queensland are concerned over a recent spate of swine flu cases.

Four people have been admitted to the Cairns Base Hospital's intensive care unit since June, including three local transmissions in recent weeks.

In the most serious case, a 39-year-old north Queensland man was transferred to Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital for specialised treatment and is in a critical but stable condition.

Two others, both men in their 50s, remain in Cairns Base Hospital.

Queensland Health Infectious disease expert Dr Enzo Binotto said while the H1N1 pandemic was over, recent hospitalisations were a reminder for those at risk of developing complications to stay vigilant."

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