Kuwait finds H1N1 flu in US troops

The soldiers are said to have been treated on a US base and some of them left the country.

     

    The H1N1 flu virus has infected more than 11,000 people in 42 countries, killing 86 people [AFP]

     

     

    The US embassy said in a statement: "We are aware that H1N1 influenza cases have been tentatively confirmed among US military personnel assigned abroad, including soldiers transiting via US military bases in Kuwait."

    It added: "They have not come into any contact with the Kuwaiti population."

    More details would be given at a news conference on Sunday, KUNA said.

    The World Health Organisation is poised to declare a full pandemic of the H1N1 flu virus, which has infected more than 11,000 people in 42 countries and killed 86.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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