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Swine flu cases confirmed in Asia-Pacific

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The Asia-Pacific region confirmed a number of swine flu cases at the weekend, with 16 confirmed cases in Australia and a number across China, Hong Kong, the Philippines and South Korea. South Korea's confirmed cases more than doubled as 11 new cases brought the total number of infected person to 21. Of the 11 new cases, three were children. A Beijing citizen who was treated on Sunday was China's ninth confirmed case, while Hong Kong saw its seventh case on the same day. In the Philippines, a woman from Chicago was that country's second case, although 15 other people have undergone tests and have yet to receive confirmation of the presence of the virus. According to the World Health Organisation, 43 countries have reported more than 12,000 cases of swine flu, 86 of which have resulted in deaths.

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