First confirmed case of H1N1 in the island
The person was infected during a trip on a cruise ship
By The Associated Press
SAN JUAN - Gov. Luis Fortuño today confirmed the first case of influenza A H1N1 virus in Puerto Rico.
Accompanied by Health Secretary-designate, Owner Jaime Rivera, the chief executive indicated that the person was infected during a trip on a cruise ship, which arrived last Sunday.
"We have confirmed the first case of swine flu in Puerto Rico. He is a person who returned on a boat cruise on Sunday, "Fortuño said during a news conference cited the late afternoon.
"The infection occurred on board a cruise ship here in the Caribbean," explained.
The Governor said that the health team is to this "fully activated".