雖然 A 型新流感疫情持續擴散，不過專家表示，其致死率似乎不及一般季節性流感。
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※ The original article was taken from Reuters Website. ( 原文取自路透社網站 )
The new H1N1 flu virus is in Japan.
Authorities in the country said a teacher in his 40's and two male teenagers have the virus.
(SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) JAPANESE HEALTH MINISTER, YOICHI MASUZOE, SAYING:
"Yesterday, we have confirmed three cases of H1N1 new-type virus affecting people who have flown from the United States to Japan via Detroit."
All three are in hospital.
The teacher has been treated with Tamiflu.
The other 49 passengers who were on their plane are being kept in a separate facility with Japan continuing to check on those arriving from the United States, Mexico and Canada.
The flu has infected more than 3000 people worldwide.
Australia also confirmed their first case.
A woman said she had flu like symptoms whilst in the United States last month.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) QUEENSLAND'S CHIEF HEALTH OFFICER DR JEANETTE YOUNG SAYING:
"We obtained the result through swabbing her nose and throat."
She returned a 'weak positive' for the H1N1 virus.
Health officials say the woman has made a full recovery and is unlikely to pass the virus on to anyone else.
The H1N1 flu has spread to around 27 countries keeping alive concern it could result in a possible pandemic.
But scientists say this new strain doesn't appear to be more deadly than the seasonal flu.