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Third case of swine flu

Health Minister Dimitris Avramapoulos yesterday confirmed the country’s third case of swine flu, as City Hall launched an awareness campaign, issuing leaflets with guidelines about averting the spread of the H1N1 virus in nine different languages. «There is no reason for concern or fear; these cases were expected,» Avramopoulos said after it emerged that a second Greek student returning from Scotland had been diagnosed with the virus. The 21-year-old man had returned to Athens from Edinburgh on Saturday, two days before the 19-year-old student who was diagnosed with swine flu on Monday. The 19-year-old was in a Thessaloniki hospital yesterday and the 21-year-old in an Athens hospital, both with high fevers. Doctors are due to conduct tests on passengers who sat near the students on their respective flights. Last week a 19-year-old became Greece’s first person to test positive for the virus after returning home from the USA.