Hong Kong govt confirms first H1N1 flu case

Fri May 1, 2009 9:06am EDT

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HONG KONG May 1 (Reuters) - The Hong Kong government on Friday confirmed the city's first case of the H1N1 flu on Friday in a Mexican traveller.

Chief Executive Donald Tsang told reporters the Mexican travelled on a flight from Mexico to Hong Kong with a stopover in Shanghai.

This is the first case of the H1N1 flu reported in Greater China since the outbreak of the disease in Mexico in March. (Reporting by Donny Kwok; editing by Sugita Katyal)