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Two new Bahrain swine flu cases confirmed

A 35-year-old man, teenage woman are latest to be diagnosed with H1N1 virus.

Two new Bahrain swine flu cases confirmed
NEW CASES: Bahrain has confirmed two further cases of swine flu. (Getty Images)

Bahrain’s Ministry of Health confirmed another two cases of swine flu on Sunday taking the total number of cases in the kingdom to 31.

One was a 35-year-old man who had returned from the UK and the other was an 18-year-old woman, who had returned from Indonesia.

Adel Ali Abdulla, the ministry’s public and international relations director told the Gulf Daily News the pair had mild symptoms.

They are currently in isolation at the Ebrahim Khalil Kanoo Community Health Centre.

Meanwhile, a 12-year-old Swedish boy and a 36-year-old Indonesian woman, who were being treated for swine flu, are expected to be discharged on Monday.

In Oman, a student returning from Australia has been diagnosed with the swine flu virus.

Officials told the Oman Times this was the sixth reported case in the country.

The student was undergoing treatment and has been put into isolation, the paper reported.

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