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First Swine Flu Case Reported In Azerbaijan

BAKU -- The first swine flu case has been officially confirmed in Azerbaijan, RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service reports.

A representative of Azerbaijan's Health Care Ministry told RFE/RL that a woman from Azerbaijan's Kurdamir district who had returned from Ukraine's Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast last week was found to have swine flu -- also known as H1N1 -- and was placed in the Baku-based Pneumonia Research Center on November 4.

All individuals who had contact with her are being checked.

The swine flu epidemic in Ukraine -- where there have been 95 confirmed deaths from H1N1 -- is the second worst in Europe after Great Britain.

There have been some 6,250 deaths worldwide attributed to swine flu.