Monday, June 15, 2009

Singapore, Thailand confirm new swine flu cases

Singaporean and Thai health officials have confirmed their fifth and fourth swine flu cases, respectively.

The Singaporean ministry said in a statement Sunday that a 22-year-old local woman tested positive for the disease Saturday after flying back from New York. It says her symptoms are mild and she is in stable condition.

The statement says Singaporean authorities are trying to locate passengers seated near her on an All Nippon Airlines flight from Tokyo to Singapore. They will be asked to self-quarantine.

It was unclear if Japanese authorities were trying to contact passengers on her flight from New York to Tokyo.

In Bangkok, a Thai health official says a man who returned from a trip to the United States has become the fourth person in Thailand to test positive for swine flu.

D. Paichit Warachit of the Public Health Ministry said Sunday the man received early treatment after his return May 25 and has recovered.

The three other patients have also been successfully treated. Thai authorities have kept all of their identities confidential. (


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