First swine flu case in Saudi Arabia

June 3rd, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Riyadh, June 3 (Xinhua) Saudi Arabia has reported its first case of influenza A(H1N1) or swine flu in the country, Al-Arabiya TV said Wednesday.
Saudi authorities said the patient is a 40-year-old Philippine nurse.

She arrived in Riyadh Monday from her vacation during which she visited some Asian countries, the report said.

Saudi health authorities said medical checkups have been done on all those who have been in contact with the woman during the past two days.

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