First case of swine flu detected in Kingdom

Published 4 Jun 2009
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First case of swine flu detected in Kingdom
RIYADH - The Ministry of Health announced Wednesday that it had detected the Kingdom’s first case of swine flu, found in a Filipina nurse working at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh.
The nurse had been on vacation in the Philippines and returned to the Kingdom on Friday on board a Gulf Air flight, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted Minister of Health Dr. Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rabeeah as saying.
Al-Rabeeah added that the woman showed no signs of symptoms of the virus upon her arrival. She started showing symptoms on Monday and was admitted to King Faisal Specialist Hospital where preliminary tests showed that she was swine flu positive.
Al-Rabeeah said the ministry’s Preventive Medical Agency and King Faisal Specialist Hospital had put into effect procedures defined in the Anti-SF National Plan which include the quarantining of the nurse and provision of treatment as well as the scanning of all persons with whom she has come into contact.

Last Modified Date: 10/02/2013 - 4:45 PM Saudi Arabia Time


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