Cook Islands reports first confirmed case of influenza

Other News Materials 6 July 2009 12:31 (UTC +04:00)

Cook Islands Ministry of Health said it has confirmed its first case of influenza A/H1N1, Radio New Zealand International reported on Monday, reported Xinhua.

A Cook Islander, who has lived in New Zealand for the last three months, arrived in the capital of Rarotonga on June 27. He later was tested positive to the virus.

The Ministry of Health has contacted passengers seated two rows ahead and behind the patient and given information.

It said that follow up for the patient's family members and home quarantine measures have been undertaken.