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Swine flu advisory lifted

Switzerland is no longer advising people against travelling to Mexico and the United States because of swine flu.

This content was published on May 12, 2009 - 18:36

The director of the Swiss health office said on Tuesday that the new flu virus appears to be mild. He said that although the number of cases might increase, avoiding trips to Mexico would not prevent this happening.

However, travellers who develop flu symptoms on returning from the US, Mexico and Canada are advised to stay at home and phone their doctor.

Switzerland has reported one confirmed case of swine flu to the World Health Organization (WHO). Four suspected cases are still being examined.

The Swiss decision came as three new countries – Thailand, Cuba and Finland – reported their first confirmed cases. According to figures released by WHO on Tuesday, 61 people have so far died worldwide of the flu.

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