Swine flu hits Cuba

HAVANA - Cuba reported its first confirmed case of swine flu late on Monday, identifying the person as a Mexican student who returned to the island after a holiday in his home country.

HAVANA - Cuba reported its first confirmed case of swine flu late on Monday, identifying the person as a Mexican student who returned to the island after a holiday in his home country.

The Cuban health ministry said yesterday that a group of students from Mexico began arriving on April 25 - four days before authorities halted flights from Mexico - to resume their studies at a clinic in Matanzas province. Fourteen were suffering from flu-like symptoms. Students who appeared sick were quarantined though most were deemed healthy and released. - Sapa-AP

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