Fourth Israeli swine flu case confirmed

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two more Israelis were diagnosed with swine flu, bringing the total infected to four.

Several other Israelis were hospitalized with possible cases of the virus.

A 20-year-old Tel Aviv woman was confirmed as having the virus Sunday after being quarantined the day before with flu-like symptoms. Other travelers on the woman’s flight from Mexico, through Madrid, have been asked to remain at home for a week as a precaution.

In addition, a 34-year-old Israeli man who recently visited Mexico was hospitalized at Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center Saturday with a confirmed case. His partner, 27, is under quarantine with symptoms but has not been confirmed as having the virus.

Also Sunday, a Jerusalem day care center was closed on the advice of the Health Ministry after a 3-year-old girl who recently arrived in Israel from Mexico was admitted to a Jerusalem hospital with symptoms. 

The two Israelis who tested positive for the virus last week both were released from the hospital after fully recovering.

The kibbutz movement decided over the weekend not to take any more volunteers from Mexico for now, Israel’s daily Ha’aretz reported.
 
 

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