Ireland confirms first case of swine flu

May 3rd, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS  

Dublin, May 3 (DPA) Ireland announced its first laboratory-confirmed case of swine flu late Saturday.
Tony Holohan, chief medical officer of the Department of Health and Children, said the case was first reported Thursday.

“All appropriate clinical and public health actions have been taken,” he said. “The individual is recovering well.”

The patient had recently been in Mexico, which has been the centre of the global outbreak of the influenza A (H1N1) strain. He was taking anti-viral medication and quarantined at home in eastern Ireland.

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