Germany became the latest country in which they are found ill so-called swine flu virus. The information was confirmed by the German Minister of Health. This is the third European Union country where the infection is established. The first Europeans were infected with two Spaniards and two Scots.
Airplane "Boeing - 737" crashed 210 km. from the capital Kinshasa, DR Congo, the AP reported. The plane was flying from Brazzaville to Nairobi. No information on casualties and injuries. It is not yet known whether the plane was carrying passengers or humanitarian aid.
Airplane "Boeing 777" with a burning engine made an emergency landing at the international airport Seattle-Tacoma in Washington state. This was announced lenta. ruPo data TV channel 5 before King landed the machine has made several rounds over the airport to consume the available fuel.
World Health Organization / WHO / increase the risk of a pandemic of swine flu from fourth to fifth in the six-grade scale. This was announced yesterday. Earlier, the organization said it may increase the threat of a global outbreak 5 if at least two countries confirmed the transmission of infection from diseased to healthy people.
Egypt began a mass destruction of pigs, as part of preventive measures of the government against the spread of swine flu, reported BBC. Slaughter happens, although the country has no confirmed cases of the virus.
Authorities in Mexico will take a number of limitations in its economy in order to reduce the spread of swine flu, reported BBC. Public services that are essential nature will be suspended temporarily. As part of this measure is expected some companies to shut down, which will last about a week.
Hong Kong confirms first case of "swine flu" in the country, AFP reported. Patient is a Mexican who arrived in Hong Kong, said Gov. Donald Tsang. He added that the infected had landed in the country on Thursday on a flight from Mexico. That same night the man showed typical disease symptoms and was immediately taken to hospital.
Famous American writer disappeared into a volcano in Japan, submit the BBC. 41-year-old Craig Arnold is working on a book about volcanoes and has been on an exchange trip in the country. He disappeared in the volcano, located on an island in southern Japan. The author is a lecturer in the U.S..