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Fiji in the clear so far: Health Ministry

Friday, May 01, 2009

Update: 6:18PM FIJI is to date officially free of the Influenza A (H1N1) virus, reassured the national pandemic task force today.

The confirmation follows the return of the New Zealand tourist_ who was Fiji's first probable case _ this morning.

Ministry of Health national adviser for Family Health and Acting Deputy Secretary Public Health, Dr Josaia Samuela said the tourist was treated and closely monitored as a precautionary measure as soon as they were notified of the risk.

Treatment was in the form of a Tamiflu dose.

Dr Samuela said although the man did not have any flu symptoms, he was prescribed Tamiflu as a precaution because he was part of the group from New Zealand that visited Mexico last month.

He said the ministry was still screening flu samples from the public at Mataika House in Tamavua as all countries have been advised to do.


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