Australia confirms first case of swine flu

May 9, 2009 05:07

Australia's health minister has confirmed the country's first case of swine flu, but the woman is no longer infectious and has a weak strain the virus. Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon says test results came back positive for the disease Saturday, but it was a very minor case. She says the New South Wales woman contracted the disease in late April while in the US overseas and recovered before arriving in Brisbane, Australia on Thursday. Roxon says the woman arrived on a Qantas flight from Los Angeles and identified herself to a nurse at Brisbane Airport.

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