ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey identified its first case of H1N1 swine flu, (Snip) A U.S. traveller, flying from the United States via Amsterdam and was found to be suffering from the H1N1 virus after arriving at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport en route to Iraq late on Friday, (Snip)
Thermal cameras set up at the Turkish airport detected the person had a high fever, and tests at the national laboratory revealed the traveller was carrying the H1N1 virus, the ministry said. The traveller was now under observation at an Istanbul research hospital, (Snip) Turkey, a major tourist destination, is the 36th country in the world to report an incident of swine flu.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that some 7,500 people have been infected with the influenza strain that is a mixture of swine, bird and human viruses. H1N1 flu has now killed 65 people in 34 countries, WHO has said.