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.