| GEO World|
| H1N1 on rampage in German troops in Afghanistan|
| Updated at: 1525 PST, Thursday, August 27, 2009|
BERLIN: The swine flu (A/H1N1) virus has spread throughout the ranks of the German army units operating within the International Security Assistance Force, Media Circle of the German government announced on Wednesday.
The German Federal army (Bondsver) reduced flights to Afghanistan in fear of the spread of the A/H1N1 virus in the German army in the northern Afghan areas.
German army Command spokesman for the German army in Afghanistan, based in Potsdam near Berlin said that 25 cases of A/H1N1 had been reported at the end of last week in the German military base area of Mazar-e Sharif.