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Australia expects more cases of A/H1N1 flu
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14:59, May 24, 2009

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Australian Health Minister Nicola Roxon said on Sunday the government expected the health authorities to announce more cases of A/H1N1 flu later in the day.

With two more cases adding on the list, a total of 16 cases of the A/H1N1 virus have been confirmed in Australia so far.

Roxon said with quicker testing turnarounds, she anticipated that number would grow.

"We expect to have a number (of suspected cases) further confirmed later today," she told the Nine Network on Sunday.

The Victorian health authorities confirmed Australia's 16th A/H1N1 flu case and the state's 11th on Sunday when a 15-year-old boy from Melbourne's northern suburbs was diagnosed with the disease.

Roxon said it was a concerning development in the spread of the virus.

"We do have a slightly worrying development in that we have several cases where we cannot identify where they might have got the disease from," she said.

"They're not travelers; they're not immediate contacts of confirmed cases."

But, Roxon said, it was unlikely the disease had been lying dormant in Australia long before its worldwide outbreak last month.


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