June 24, 2009 / 3:02 PM / 9 years ago

Serbia confirms first case of H1N1 flu

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia has confirmed its first case of the new H1N1 flu virus, Health Minister Tomica Milosavljevic said on Wednesday.

“The patient is a 29-year-old male and 90 minutes ago we received confirmation from the National Reference Laboratory Torlak that the patient has been infected with A (H1N1),” Milosavljevic told a news conference.

The patient, treated for viral pneumonia, is in a stable condition, he said.

Reporting by Ivana Sekularac, Writing by Gordana Filipovic; Editing by Robert Woodward

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