Monday, 1 June 2009

Pig Flu Arrives In Bulgarian At Last

Pig Flu Arrives In Bulgarian At LastWell it has finally arrived, a confirmed case of swine flu in Bulgaria. I suppose it was inevitable it would happen one day. The question was why didn't Bulgaria have the means to actually confirm suspected cases up until now, which was the problem before. We can all breath a sigh of relief that confirmaton of the strain can now be tested succesfully and no false alarms and scaremongering as we had before.

Bulgaria confirmed on Monday its first case of H1N1 flu, in a man who had recently returned from the United States, the Health Ministry said.

The new flu strain has already infected nearly 16,000 people worldwide, including many in Europe.

The infected Bulgarian was treated in hospital and was in a good condition, the ministry said in a statement.

"The man has been residing in the U.S. and arrived on a flight from New York via Amsterdam to Sofia on May 27," it said.

Health authorities had examined four other people the man had come in contact with since arriving in the Balkan country but no one was infected.

"They are all in a good condition and show no symptoms of the disease," the ministry said.
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