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Cuba confirms first swine flu case

Cuba has confirmed its first case of the A(H1N1) flu virus, carried by a Mexican student, officials said.

world Updated: May 12, 2009 08:23 IST

Cuba has confirmed its first case of the A(H1N1) flu virus, carried by a Mexican student, officials said.

He was one of a group of 14 Mexicans studying in Havana who were tested for the disease, the health ministry said in a statement on Monday.

The students arrived in Cuba on April 25 and were monitored after showing symptoms.

Local television said "all but one" were in good health.

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