Portugal Denies Reports of Swine Flu Cases
    2009-04-29 10:42:06     Xinhua      Web Editor: Xu Leiying
 
The Portuguese authorities on Tuesday denied the existence of any suspicious swine flu case in the country.

At a press conference, Portuguese Health Minister Ana Jorge denied the reports of alleged infections of two people hospitalized in Amadora-Sintra Hospital.

They have "normal flu," Jorge said, adding that currently there is no risk of swine flu in Portugal. The ministry will form a commission to track the disease and analyze the evolution of the swine flu every day.

Till now, more than 150 people have died in Mexico in an outbreak of the flu. Dozens of other cases have been confirmed worldwide.

The WHO raised its pandemic alert level on Monday from Phase 3 to Phase 4, which means the swine flu virus can cause sustained human-to-human transmission and "community-level outbreaks."
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