Latvia hit with swine flu

  • 2009-06-23
  • TBT Staff
RIGA- Latvia hasconfirmed its first case of the H1N1 (swine) flu virus. The nation's PublicHealth Agency announced that the infected woman, who had recently visited the United States and Canada,had returned to Latvia on June 21.

"Symptomsof the illness were discovered during the flight and after landing she was putin hospital at the Latvian Infectology Center,where is she is being treated," the agency said.

Latvia is thesecond Baltic nation after Estoniato have confirmed a case of the swine flu virus.