Published 01.05.2009, updated: 20.05.2009, 20:25
Key words: Influensasesongen A (H1N1) – swine flu
Folkehelseinstituttet will update the official statistics of confirmed cases of influenza A (H1N1) – swine flu in Norway every day at 20.30 for this page.
The statistics are based on official notifications from the council and the doctors on the affirmative laboratory investigations by the department’s national reference laboratory for influenza. Folkehelseinstituttet alerts Helsedirektoratet, European Commission and WHO about the reported cases.
19.05.2009 at 20.30: Folkehelseinstituttet has today confirmed a new influenza A (H1N1) with a woman in Oslo, infected travelers in the United States. She is thus the third case in Norway. The woman followed up by the treating physician and surgeon smittevern in Oslo.
20.05.2009 at 20.30: No new cases of a new influenza A (H1N1).
Assessing the situation in Norway
The three reported cases in Norway (to May 9, signed, one signed on 19 May) are infected abroad, not in Norway. The next few weeks we expect more such individual cases of people infected abroad. Eventually we will also get infections among people in Norway. The measures now aim to delay the spread in the country.