Palau reports first confirmed case of influenza A/H1N1 2009-07-07 15:06:16

WELLINGTON, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Palau's Ministry of Health has confirmed the first case of Influenza A/H1N1 in the Pacific island nation, the Pacnews reported on Tuesday.

Health Minister Stevenson Kuartei announced that Palau has its first laboratory confirmed case of Influenza A/H1N1, after receiving lab results Monday from the first batch of samples sent to a Melbourne-based World Health Organization laboratory in June.

Kuartei said the first case was a two-year old girl of a visiting family here in Palau from Seattle, the United States.

The girl has left Palau and has long recovered.

Kuartei said at that time that case was still a probable one and the family of the girl restricted their movements.

The members of the family showed no symptoms of the flu.

Kuartei added that there are also six probable cases of Influenza A/H1N1.