July 5, 2009 / 4:03 PM / 9 years ago

CORRECTED: Libya reports first case of new H1N1 flu

(Corrects minister’s last name to al-Hijazi from al-Houeij)

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Libya has reported its first case of the new H1N1 virus in a man who arrived from Thailand via Dubai, the official news agency Jana said on Sunday.

It quoted Health and Environment Minister Mohamed Mahmoud al-Hijazi as saying the 52-year old man, a Thai national who works in Libya, returned on Saturday after holidays in his country.

“Libya announces the first case of H1N1,” he said.

Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed

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