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Thu 30 Jul 2009 07:40 AM

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Seven new swine flu cases confirmed in Bahrain

Three children who had just returned from Mecca were among the new cases, officials say.

Bahrain Health Ministry has confirmed seven new cases of swine flu in the kingdom, taking the total number of cases to 90.

Six Bahrainis and a Jordanian tested positive for the H1N1 virus and were admitted into quarantine at a community health centre, the Gulf Daily News reported.

A 13-year-old girl and two boys aged eight and four from the same Bahraini family were among those admitted after recently returning from Mecca, ministry spokesman Adel Abdulla told the paper.

Other cases include a 50 year-old Bahraini man who recently arrived from the UK, a 10-year-old Bahraini boy returning from Malaysia, a three-year-old Bahraini boy who had come in contact with another flu patient and a 12 year-old Jordanian boy returning from the UK.

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