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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Costa Rican President Contracts Swine Flu

Raw Story » Costa rican President Arias contracts swine flu
Agence France-Presse writes

Costa Rican President Oscar Arias is suffering from the H1N1 virus, the government said on Tuesday, making him the first head of state known to have contracted swine flu.

A Nobel Peace Prize winner Mr. Arias, 68, felt unwell over the weekend and asked to be tested for the virus.

“As a result of that test, he was informed that he had contracted the H1N1 influenza virus,” said Rodrigo Arias, the government’s chief of staff and the President’s brother.

Mr. Arias, who another government official said suffers from asthma, is at home and will rest until Monday.
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