Sun 31-05-2009 18:54 PM

S.Korea confirms more four flu A cases

WAM SEOUL, 31st May 2009 (WAM) -- Four more cases of Influenza A were confirmed on Sunday bringing the total in South Korea to 39.

S.Korean health authorities said that one American infant and three Korean nationals were confirmed to have been infected with the H1N1 virus as of Sunday.

All four came from the United States this week and were quarantined and treated after showing flu-like symptoms.

South Korea was considered relatively insulated from the highly contagious virus until last week, with just four confirmed cases reported but the number is growing sharply in the past week or so.