First confirmed case of Swine flu in Nepal

The health ministry of Nepal, on Monday June 29, 2009, confirmed the first cases if H1N1 flu virus (aka Swine flu) for the fist time in the country. The confirmed case includes three members of a family who had just returned home from the United States. The family members include a 44-year-old man, 38-year-old wife and their 8-year-old son who arrived to Nepal last week after their eight months stay in Washington. It is said that all three are getting necessary treatment in an isolated ward in a hospital in Kathmandu. No more details on the family members have been given and authorities are trying to find the details of the family’s routes to track the possibility of where they could have contracted the virus.

[Via Reuters – Original post]

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