Seven Palestinians diagnosed with swine flu in West Bank

Seven Palestinians of one extended family have been diagnosed with swine flu, Palestinian Authority Health Minister Fathi Abu Mughli said on Sunday. According to Abu Mughli, two siblings returning from the US infected five of their relatives in the northern West Bank village of Barka. The new cases don't appear serious, the minister continued, but doctors asked the patients to stay home for a week In total, 14 Palestinians in the West Bank have contracted swine flu. Nearly 300 Israelis have been diagnosed with the virus.