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Peru confirms 2nd swine flu case in US man

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May 17, 2009, 7:07PM

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LIMA, Peru — Officials say a U.S. man living in Peru has become the South American nation's second confirmed case of swine flu.

Health Minister Oscar Ugarte says the 37-year-old man is a resident of the southern city of Arequipa.

Ugarte told RPP radio Sunday the man returned to Peru from the United States on May 12 and did not immediately show any flu symptoms. He said the man's condition was "under control."

Officials are not identifying him or the country's other confirmed swine flu case.

Arequipa regional health chief Dr. Miguel Alayza told The Associated Press the man arrived on a Continental Airlines flight from Houston to Lima, and began to feel ill on May 14.


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