May 14, 2009 / 11:33 PM / 10 years ago

Peru confirms first case of H1N1 flu-health minister

LIMA, May 14 (Reuters) - Peru confirmed its first case of the new H1N1 flu strain in a Peruvian citizen who recently returned from the United States, the country’s health minister said on Thursday.

The 27-year-old woman returned to Peru on Saturday but did not suffer any flu-like symptoms until the following day, Minister Oscar Ugarte told reporters. (Reporting by Marco Aquino and Teresa Cespedes; Writing by Hilary Burke; editing by Todd Eastham)

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