29 May 2009 15:53:13 GMT

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Source: Reuters

TALLINN, May 29 (Reuters) – The Baltic state of Estonia has its first confirmed case of the new strain of flu, H1N1, the country’s Health Protection Inspectorate said on Friday. 

It said in a statement the flu was confirmed for a man in capital city Tallinn, who fell ill after returning from the United States and then went for tests. 

“The man has been taken to hospital and his family has been advised,” a spokeswoman at the Social Affairs Ministry said. (Reporting by David Mardiste; editing by Michael Roddy)

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