Syria confirms third swine flu case
Syria's Health Ministry confirms the third case of swine flu in the country, but says the first two patients have completely recovered from the disease, Press TV reported.
The latest victim of the A(H1N1) virus is a male Syrian national who had lived in Kuwait, the Syrian Health Minister Rida Adnan Said announced in a Saturday statement.
He entered Syria on July 7 and two days later developed a fever, a cough and other symptoms of the disease, the statement added.
The health minister gave assurances that the patient has been receiving 'proper treatment' for his flu which Dr. Said described as 'light'.
The first A(H1N1) case in Syria was detected on July 4. The patient, who was a Syrian woman, had flown to the country from Australia via Dubai.
The second patient was a family member of the woman who was diagnosed with swine flu on July 9.
The Health Ministry's statement also said that the first two patients had recovered completely.
At least 440 people have died after contracting swine flu across the world, and around 100,000 are infected with the virus, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).