Australia has 31 confirmed cases of H1N1 Influenza 09 (Human Swine Influenza).
On 9 May 2009, Australia confirmed its first case of swine flu in a 33 year old woman, when she touched down from a flight from Los Angeles to Brisbane, however it was not confirmed to be infectious, coming out as a "weak but positive result", but family members and people who were sitting close to her during the flight have been contacted and urged to seek immediate medical attention if they began to show flu-like symptoms.
On 24 May Queensland confirmed its second case.
In Victoria there are 16 confirmed cases. A 10 year old boy, and later his 2 brothers, were confirmed on May 20 to carry the virus. Victorian health authorities closed Clifton Hill Primary School for two days, initially, after the three brothers returned to the school from a trip to Disneyland. The school will remain closed until Thursday because of a further case. About 22 year-nine students of Mill Park Secondary College have been given anti-viral Tamiflu after one of their classmates was diagnosed with swine flu.
In New South Wales there are 9 confirmed cases, including one NSW resident that was confirmed to have the virus by US authorities, and 17 cases under investigation with cases scattered across Sydney and regional areas.
South Australia has 2 confirmed cases, plus a 'clinical positive' where the test was inconclusive and, after swine-flu-like symptoms were reported, Tamiflu was administered, thus making a future positive confirmation unlikely. Adelaide high schools Eynesbury Senior College and Blackfriars Priory School have closed for a week.
There is one confirmed case in Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory.
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