The week of August 17-23 week saw seven new cases of H1N1 virus or swine flu confirmed in Slovakia, bringing the total number of cases to date to 99, the Public Healthcare Authority said on its website on August 23. Four occurred in the region of Bratislava and one each in the regions of Banská Bystrica, Nitra and Trenčín. No deaths have been reported this past week or at any time since the A/H1N1 virus emerged earlier this year, the TASR newswire wrote.
Between August 10 and 19, there were six cases of swine flu confirmed in connection with a sojourn to a summer camp for children (up to age 18) in Italy. The cases were registered in the regions of Banská Bystrica and Bratislava. The summer camp was ended early according to the travel agency in Bratislava which organised the trip. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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