Azerbaijani diplomats abroad protected from 'swine flu' infection: deputy minister

Society Materials 1 August 2009 11:54 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 1 / Trend , U.Sadikhova/

Azerbaijani diplomats abroad are protected from 'swine flu' (A/H1/N1) infection.

"AH1N1 infection case has not been revealed among employees of the Azerbaijani embassies and members of their families. They have the measures and opportunities, rendered by the countries where they live," Deputy Foreign Minister Vagif Sadikhov told Trend on Aug. 1.

Revealing two AH1N1 of the so-called 'swine flu' infection cases in Azerbaijan made the Health Ministry and other governmental agencies, engaged in preventing the spread of the virus run medium security, Sadikhov said.

The ministry made statement to reveal two facts of swine flu in Azerbaijan on July 30. Woman arrived from Paris on July 27 applied to hospital on July 29. Results of analyses revealed swine flu.

States of two Azerbaijanis infected with 'swine flu' (AH1N1) are satisfactory and they will recover soon, Press Secretary of the Azerbaijani Health Ministry Anar Gadirli said yesterday.

A total number of those infected with 'swine flu' hit 100,000 people in 135 countries. For the first time during 40 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced introducing the sixth maximum level of threat due to fatal spread of the AH1N1 virus.

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