8 Jun 2009

NZ confirmed swine flu cases now 14

5:20 am on 8 June 2009

The number of confirmed swine flu cases in New Zealand has risen by one to 14.

The newest case is a woman who arrived from North America a week ago.

Health officials say she will finish her treatment on Sunday and is recovering well at home.

The woman, 46, had travelled with a person who's already confirmed as having the virus.

But Auckland Regional Public Health's Acting Clinical Director Dr Richard Hoskins doesn't believe the flu spread between the pair.

He says both people got ill at the same time which indicates they were both exposed to the same source, rather than one infecting the other.

Childcare centre

Tests results are coming back from children at the Tama Ale Eleele A'oga Amata childcare centre in Papatoetoe, where a one-year-old tested positive for swine flu.

Another child at the centre who had a confirmed case of Influenza A has now tested negative for the H1N1 virus.

On Sunday, 13 tests were negative, and test results for another 24 suspected cases are expected on Monday.

The centre remains closed.