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Swine Flu Cases up to 51

By Iceland Review

In the last 48 hours, five cases were diagnosed, bringing the total of Icelanders infected with Swine Flu to 51, mbl.is reports. No one is seriously ill, the Directorate of Health announces.

The Directorate of Health.

“We have received a number of enquires regarding pregnant women. They are not more likely to be infected by the virus even if it appears that the risk of more serious side effects is greater. The dangere is still not that great that a special precaution must be taken in order to prevent them from infection.

The nation’s largest traveling weekend is about to start, and people gather everywhere. The Directorate therefore wants to stress that everyone experiencing flu-like symptoms (sudden fever, aches, headaches, sore throat and cough) should stay at home for seven days, take good care of themselves and avoid coming into contact with others. Even if the influenza is usually mild it is necessary to keep in mind that people with underlying disease can be more sensitive than those who are healthy and have experienced severe symptoms,” the Directorate announces.

The vast majority of those infected lives in the SW part of Iceland.

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