3,000 under swine flu quarantine Down Under
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA; June 1, 2009 — Health authorities watching the speread of swine flu have wondered what would happen during the Southern Hemisphere flu season. They are getting some answers now.
The number of H1N1 cases in Australia is climbing quickly.
3-thousand people are now in quarantine, after a big increase in cases in the last 24 hours.
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Nicola Roxon, the country’s health minister says, “We have our chief medical officer assessing hour by hour or day by day.”
The South Morang Lions Football Club in Melbourne canceled its weekened games after 5 team members were diagnosed.
But the federal government says the virus isn’t widespread enough to shut down public transport and major public events.