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Qld: Five new cases of swine flu in Queensland

26 May 2009 6:02 PM

Five new positive cases of swine flu have been confirmed in Queensland.

The five are among 13 people tested at Gold Coast Hospital after arriving on a flight from Sydney .. and include two people who were admitted to hospital .. before later being discharged.

The other eight people tested negative to H1N1 influenza.

All were passengers on the Pacific Dawn cruise ship that berthed in Sydney yesterday.

Those who tested positive are children aged five and seven .. two adults aged 37 and an adult aged 45.

They arrived on the Gold Coast on Virgin Blue flight DJ531 from Sydney .. which touched down at Coolangatta at 5.35 pm yesterday.

Queensland Health is now trying to contact other passengers on the flight.