Outbreak of swine flu in Norwegian border guard detachment

Photo: Mil.no

Photo: Mil.no

38 soldiers at The Garrison of Sør-Varanger (GSV), the Norwegian border guard detachment in Finnmark, have be infected by the H1N1 influenza, reports The Barents Observer.

This is probably the largest outbreak of swine flu in Norway, NRK reports. No one is critically sick, but the infected soldiers, who have mild cold-like symptoms and fever, have been isolated. Doctor Esben Kvammen Rafaelsen says that as many as 50 percent might get infected, and that the infection is spreading fast.

GSV has 600 soldiers and officers, their mission is to guard the Norwegian-Russian border.  The camp is under the control of the Norwegian Army.

Source: Barents Observer / NRK

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