26 Jun 2009

French Polynesian gets swine flu after return from NZ

2:40 pm on 26 June 2009

A second case of swine flu has been confirmed in French Polynesia.

The Ministry of Health says a Polynesian person who recently returned from a holiday in New Zealand has tested positive for the H1N1 virus.

The individual has been admitted to hospital and put in isolation while the people who have been in contact with that person are being watched closely.

This is the first case of swine flu affecting a resident in French Polynesia.

An American tourist was detected with the virus when she arrived in Tahiti at the beginning of June.