BUCHAREST (Romania), October 5 (SeeNews) – The number of A/H1N1 flu infections in Romania has reached 343 after four new cases were confirmed last week, Romania’s Health Ministry said on Monday.
Three of the patients are from Bucharest and the fourth hails from the southwestern county of Dolj, the ministry said in a statement on its website.
The A/H1N1 virus, popularly known as swine flu, is easily transmitted through coughing or sneezing. The infection, which can be deadly to humans, cannot be contracted through consumption of thermally processed pork meat. Its symptoms are similar to the symptoms of the common flu.
Romania has so far reported no deaths related to the A/H1N1 virus. Its southern neighbour Bulgaria last week reported its first swine flu death.