A Lebanese resident in Spain and two Canadians arrived in Lebanon a week ago suffering from the flu virus. We have put in quarantine and a blood test that we have made each day have been positive” in the influenza A (H1N1 ), he continued.

“The virus does not exist locally. The cases detected from abroad,” he insisted later at a press conference.

“The Lebanese and two Canadians visiting Lebanon, a woman and her child were treated in time. They are unharmed,” said the Minister.

He said that the Lebanese and 21 of its citizens “were training in a center in Spain, where cases of swine influenza have been detected in Spain after their departure, which led the (Lebanese) examining all passengers on the plane on which they were. ” Only one case was recorded.

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