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Indonesia confirms first two A/H1N1 flu cases
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Indonesian Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari confirmed here on Wednesday that a 37-year-old Indonesian pilot and a 22-year-old British woman were tested positive for A/H1N1 flu virus in the country.

This is the first time for Indonesia to report A/H1N1 flu cases. The minister said that both patients were infected abroad.

The pilot visited Pert of Australia on June and China's Hong Kong on June 18 and got medical treatment at Sulianti Saroso Hospital in Indonesia on June 19 because of having fever, Supari said.

The British woman visited Bali island on June 19, after visiting Melbourne of Australia, she said.

On June 20 she had fever, and cough, and she came to hospital by showing health alert card obtained from Ngurah Rai airport in Bali and then she was treated at Sang Lah hospital, the minister added.

"The two cases H1N1 are cases which come from overseas, it (the virus) has not spread in Indonesia," she told a press conference here.

To prevent the spread of the virus, the health ministry boosted precaution measures nation wide, the minister said. Visitors from infected countries, such as Australia, would have special surveillance, the minister said.

(Xinhua News Agency June 24, 2009)

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