STAFF REPORTER

MADRID
SPAIN'S Minister for Health, Trinidad Jimenez, yesterday presented the government's national swine flu prevention campaign but confirmed that the numbers of people who have the virus at a national level is relatively low with only 32.89 cases for every 100'000 per head of population.

Jimenez explained that figures which would be considered high would be reached when 60 people for every 100'000 head of population had caught the virus. She also said that Spain's swine flu levels are also slightly lower than other European countries quoting Belgium (73 cases per 100'000), the United Kingdom (48.2 cases per 100'000), and France (37 cases per 100'000). The Minister added that evidence suggests that the people who are most likely to contract the disease are teenagers and young adults.

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