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First case of Swine Flu arrives in Russia from N. America
« on: June 03, 2009, 08:35:04 AM »
June 02, 2009

Russia has recorded its first confirmed cases of 2009-H1N1 influenza, commonly called the Swine Flu.  The infected
persons were travelers from North America. There have been no reports of
H1N1 transmission within Russia.  Russian authorities have implemented
enhanced screening procedures for arriving airline passengers from North
America, including the use of remote devices to take the temperatures of
travelers prior to disembarkation.  Anyone displaying flu-like symptoms
may be subject to further examination and quarantine.  The patients have made full

The U.S. Consulate states that most cases of influenza
are not 2009-H1N1 influenza. Concerns about influenza
or other illnesses should be directed to a medical professional.
A list of hospitals and doctors can be found on
our website at

For further information about 2009-H1N1 influenza, including steps you
can take to stay
healthy, please consult the Department of State information at, the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control website at, the
U.S. Government pandemic influenza website at