By Clara Cavour, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil’s Ministry of Health announced on Saturday, May 16th that the number of suspected cases of H1N1 flu, known as Swine flu, decreased from 35 to 25, while the confirmed cases maintain stable: eight, three of them in Rio de Janeiro. On the same day, the World Health Organization (WHO) said the worldwide number of cases has climbed to 8,451.

According to the Ministry’s report, the suspected cases in Brazil are in Minas Gerais (8), São Paulo (6), Rio de Janeiro (3), Distrito Federal (2), Alagoas (1), Amap . . .

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