First swine flu case detected in Bangladesh

June 19th, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Dhaka, June 19 (Xinhua) The first case of infection of the influenza A(H1N1) virus has been detected in Bangladesh, the health ministry said Friday.
The case came to light Thursday after throat swab and nasal wash samples of a patient tested positive for swine flu, the ministry said in a statement.

The Bangladeshi national had returned from the US about four days ago, reported citing health officials.

The patient is currently undergoing treatment in Dhaka, while his family members are kept under constant observation, it said.

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