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Three H1N1 cases confirmed in Slovakia

A MAN who was confirmed as the first case of H1N1 novel flu virus – also known as swine flu – in Slovakia was released from hospital on June 1.

A MAN who was confirmed as the first case of H1N1 novel flu virus – also known as swine flu – in Slovakia was released from hospital on June 1.

“He is already at home,” Eva Slováková of the Slovak Health Ministry told the SITA newswire.
Doctors decided to release the man, aged 37, who was apparently infected in the USA, after consulting with an epidemiologist.

His eight-and-a-half-month-old son, who was also infected, was released from the hospital on June 3.
The novel flu virus was not confirmed in five other people whose blood was examined based on suspicion of infection. The Public Health Office told SITA that the results of their five samples proved to be negative on Monday, June 1.

Another seven people whose blood also underwent examination proved to be negative the previous Friday.
The samples were evaluated by the National Reference Centre for Influenza in Bratislava.

On June 3 Slovakia confirmed its third case of novel flu virus.

The positive person is a woman born in 1974, who has been living in the US for some time. She has been hospitalised at the Bratislava Infectious Disease Clinic, the SITA newswire wrote.

Her condition did not require use of antiviral pills. She may be released from the hospital within three or four days.

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