May 9, 2009 / 7:25 PM / 10 years ago

First cases of H1N1 flu confirmed in Norway

(Adds confirmation, details)

OSLO, May 9 (Reuters) - The first two cases of H1N1 flu were confirmed in Norway on Saturday with both people recovering from "mild" forms of the disease, the Norwegian Health Directorate said.

Both of the infected people are students in their 20s who have recently spent time in Mexico. The man and woman live in the Oslo region, the authorities said.

"They have not been hospitalised and are recovering ... Both have a mild form of the disease," the directorate said in a statement.

The new type of flu broke out in Mexico last month and more than 4,200 cases have now been confirmed in countries around the world. (Reporting by Wojciech Moskwa and Terje Solsvik; editing by Alison Williams)

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