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Russia Confirms First Case Of H1N1 Flu

MOSCOW (Reuters) -- Russia has confirmed its first case of H1N1 flu in a traveler who recently returned from the United States, Interfax news agency quoted a public health official as saying.

Tests showed a Russian who had returned from New York had the H1N1 virus, Gennady Onishchenko, head of the state consumer protection watchdog, was quoted as saying.

"Tests showed positive and he has been hospitalized," said Onishchenko. "He is feeling OK and his condition is satisfactory."

"Everyone who had contact with the patient has been put under observation," Onishchenko said.

The consumer protection watchdog, known as Rospotrebnadzor, declined to make immediate comment.