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Influenza A: Malawi declares its first case

Health - The Malawian Minister of Health, Christopher Kang'ombe said Wednesday in Blantyre, the discovery of first case of swine flu in his country.

He said he was a man from the seaside area of Mangochi in the south, part of five patients whose samples were sent to laboratories in South Africa as they have been suspected of carrying the virus.

"He came from South Africa and showed symptoms of influenza," said Kang 'ombe.

He said the victim had not been subject to isolation and that his entourage is not threatened.

Blantyre - 09/09/2009