Cuba confirms its 1st swine flu case

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba says a Mexican student who came to the island to study is its first confirmed case of swine flu.

Cuba’s Health Ministry said in statement read Monday on state television that a group of students from several Mexican states began arriving on April 25, and that 14 of them were suffering from flu-like symptoms.

Some of the students were quarantined while most were deemed healthy and released.

The ministry statement said that in all of Cuba, authorities have tested 84 possible cases in people of eight nationalities for the virus. Only one case was positive — the Mexican student.

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