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Cablegate: H1n1 Update: 16,584 Confirmed Cases

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SUBJECT: H1N1 UPDATE: 16,584 CONFIRMED CASES

REF: A) Berlin 1056, B) Berlin 1047 and previous.

1. (U) SUMMARY: The number of confirmed H1N1 infections in
Germany rose to 16,584 cases on September 3. Germany reported
its first severe case of H1N1. END SUMMARY

2. (U) At its September 3 press briefing, the National
Reference
Center for Influenza at the Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
confirmed a total of 706 new (laboratory and non-laboratory)
H1N1 cases in Germany over Monday, increasing the total number
of H1N1 cases to 16,584. New cases were distributed among all
sixteen federal states as follows: Baden-Wuerttemberg (172),
Bavaria (148), North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) (130), Lower-
Saxony (49), Rhineland-Palatinate (40), Hesse (33), Berlin
(30), Saxony (22), Thuringia (23), Hamburg (18), Schleswig-
Holstein (16), Saxony-Anhalt (9), Brandenburg (5), Saarland
(4), Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (4) and Bremen (3). New cases
include non-laboratory H1N1 cases that exhibited symptoms
after being in contact with a laboratory-confirmed infected
person.

4. (U) NRW remains the German state with the highest number
of confirmed virus cases with a total of 5,194, followed by
Lower-Saxony (2,477) and Baden-Wuerttemberg (2,424 cases).
The number of all confirmed infections in Germany that have
resulted from domestic transmission increased to 25 percent.

Germany Reports First Severe Case of H1N1
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5. (U) The first severe case of H1N1 was reported on
September 1 in NRW. A 35-year old man was reportedly in
intensive care at the university hospital in Bonn after being
infected with H1N1. Media reports indicated that the man had
some pre-existing medical conditions. The man was treated
with Tamiflu. Hospital officials told the media on September
3 that his condition is no longer critical. Officials
reported that there are no traces of the virus left in his
body, but said the patient will remain in the hospital for the
next few days until full recovery.

MURPHY

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