More swine flu patients quarantined in Ethiopia

June 29th, 2009 | by addis portal |

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – More people have been quarantined due to being suspected of contracting swine flu, following the six Ethiopians who were quarantined and treated for the disease at St. Paul’s Hospital last week.According to doctors at the hospital, the nurse who examines suspects at Bole International Airport has been quarantined for a short period of time and released this week after getting the proper treatment.
Another flight stewardess from Ethiopian Airlines, joined those quarantined at the hospital on Friday June 26, after she was suspected of having the flu.
Last week, two boys that were abroad for exchange studies were treated for the flu after they are found to be positive. The patients were checked at Bole International Airport arriving from abroad.
The boys, along with the other three patients, were quarantined at the centre last week and released at the beginning of this week.

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