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First A/H1N1 flu case confirmed in Greece
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08:33, May 19, 2009

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Greece confirmed Monday the first A/H1N1 case, which is a Greek citizen who returned from the United States last Saturday.

The young man developed flu-like symptoms and tested positive, as soon as he hurried to the hospital. Deputy Health Minister Giorgos Papageorgiou, who gave an emergency press conference when the second lab tests confirmed the case,.

Earlier, Health Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos, who is attending the WHO's 62nd World Health Assembly in Geneva, told Greek media that all precautionary measures dictated by the international and EU rules have been taken and that the case is under control and that public health runs no risk.

"This information arrived to us exactly the time when the world is weighing upon this important matter," said Avramopoulos.

Source:Xinhua



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