Nobel Peace laureate and Costa Rican President Oscar Arias said Tuesday that he has swine flu.
The 69-year-old president and Nobel Peace Prize winner said in a statement that he was quarantined at home and is being treated with the anti-flu medicine oseltamivir.
"The pandemic makes no distinctions," Arias said. "I am one more case in this country and I am being submitted to the recommendations that health authorities have established for the entire population."
Arias suffers from asthma and is at higher risk than most, but was in good enough health to continue working.