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MADRID (MarketWatch) -- Spain's health ministry on Monday confirmed one case of swine flu and said it was investigating 17 other possible cases. In a press conference, Spain's health minister Trinidad Jiminez said the person is being treated in hospital in Almansa in the province of Albacete, which is about 200 kilometers southeast of Madrid. On Sunday, the government said it was investigating 7 possible cases, a figure that has now more than doubled.
BRUSSELS, April 27 (Reuters) - The European Union's health chief urged citizens on Monday to avoid non-essential travel to areas affected by swine flu.
"Personally, I'd try to avoid non-essential travel to the areas which are reported to be in the centre of the cluster in order to minimise the personal risk and to reduce the potential risk to spread the infection to other people," EU Health Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou said in a recorded statement issued in Brussels.
Originally posted by JanusFIN
Spain confirms one case of swine flu
MADRID (MarketWatch) -- Spain's health ministry on Monday confirmed one case of swine flu . . .
More people died of influenza in a single year than in four-years of the Black Death Bubonic Plague from 1347 to 1351. Known as "Spanish Flu" or "La Grippe" the influenza of 1918-1919 was a global disaster.
LONDON – World stock markets fell Monday as investors worried that a possible deadly outbreak of swine flu, which has already killed more than 100 people in Mexico alone, could go global and derail any global economic recovery.
By mid-morning London time, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 48.53 points, or 1.2 percent, at 4,107.46, while Germany's DAX fell 81.11 points, or 1.7 percent, to 4,593.21. The CAC-40 in France was 44.15 points, or 1.4 percent, lower at 3,058.70.
Earlier, most of Asia's markets were hit by the pandemic fears, with Hong Kong — one of the main focal points of the SARS virus concerns just six years ago — closing down 418.43 points, or 2.7 percent, to 14,840.42. Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average managed a gain
Originally posted by asala
reply to post by JanusFIN
Oh not good, My brother lives in Spain so going to make sure he has what he needs in case..
[edit on 27-4-2009 by asala]