Related News

Home » World

Official says 18 US soldiers have H1N1 in Kuwait

EIGHTEEN US soldiers have been confirmed as the first cases in Kuwait with H1N1 flu, the country's undersecretary of the ministry of health said today.

"They are 18 US soldiers that were confirmed with the virus upon their arrival from their country to the military base (in Kuwait)," Ibrahim al-Abdulhadi told Reueters.

Kuwait state news agency KUNA cited a government official yesterday as saying the new virus had been detected in an unspecified numbers of soldiers transitting through Kuwait.

They were the firs confirmed cases in the Gulf, the world's largest oil exporting region. Kuwait is a logistics base for the US army in support of its troops in Iraq.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend