10 July 2009
THE National Institute for Communicable Diseases said yesterday it was concerned about the increased number of Novel influenza AH1N1 virus cases -- better known as swine flu -- and a plan to manage the virus was needed.
The number of people in SA confirmed to be infected with the virus was 48 yesterday afternoon.
Nombuso Shabalala, institute spokeswoman, said yesterday all the confirmed cases were mild. Patients were treated in hospitals, and discharged immediately.
"But we are concerned about the number which seems to be increasing on a daily basis.
"Unfortunately, at this stage, we are unable to contain the virus."
She said plans to manage the virus would be unveiled next week.