Swine Flu (H1N1) hits Sri Lanka

An 8 year old Sri Lankan from Australia has carried the H1N1 virus into Sri Lanka over the weekend.

COLOMBO, June 16 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka has identified its first case of the H1N1 flu virus in a young patient who arrived from Australia over the weekend, the government said on Tuesday. "We have detected the first swine flu case in Sri Lanka. He is an 8-year-old Sri Lankan living in Australia. He has come to Sri Lanka via Singapore with a family of five. Only he has tested positively for H1N1 and is being treated," Health Minister Nimal Siripala DeSilva told reporters.

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