April 27, 2009 / 10:48 AM / 11 years ago

EU advises against travel to swine flu areas

BRUSSELS, April 27 (Reuters) - The European Union’s health chief urged citizens on Monday to avoid non-essential travel to areas affected by swine flu.

"Personally, I’d try to avoid non-essential travel to the areas which are reported to be in the centre of the cluster in order to minimise the personal risk and to reduce the potential risk to spread the infection to other people," EU Health Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou said in a recorded statement issued in Brussels.

(Reporting by Felix Bate and Marcin Grajewski; Editing by Mark John)

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