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Another Swine Flu Case Reported In Kazakhstan

Swine flu has been declared a pandemic
ALMATY (RFE/RL) -- A teenager in Almaty was found to be carrying H1N1 flu, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports.

The 14-year-old boy returned from Spain on July 26. Physicians say his state is satisfactory and he is in hospital.

In the Kazakh capital, Astana, several Kazakh schoolchildren were found to be H1N1 positive last week after they returned from Britain. They were the first reported cases in Central Asia.

Swine flu has been declared a pandemic, and it has infected people in more than 160 countries and caused the deaths of some 700 people.