Kuwait: Swine flu cases detected among US soldiers

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May 23, 2009 21:37

 
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Several swine flu cases have been detected among US soldiers passing through Kuwait, officials said Saturday. The soldiers were treated on a US base and some of them have left the country, the state news agency quoted a Health Ministry official as saying. The official, Ibrahim Abdul-Hadi, did not say how many soldiers were infected or where they were traveling from. The US Embassy said cases have "tentatively" been confirmed without providing details. It said the soldiers did not come into contact with the Kuwaiti population. "Each case was characterized as being a mild flu-like symptom," the American military said in a statement. "All but ... a couple have been treated and returned to duty." No further details were provided.

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