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Viewing cable 09REYKJAVIK97, FIRST CASE OF H1N1 INFLUENZA CONFIRMED IN ICELAND

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
09REYKJAVIK97 2009-05-26 13:01 2011-01-13 05:05 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Reykjavik
VZCZCXYZ0003
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHRK #0097 1461334
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 261334Z MAY 09
FM AMEMBASSY REYKJAVIK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4079
INFO RUEHCP/AMEMBASSY COPENHAGEN 0382
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 0153
UNCLAS REYKJAVIK 000097 
 
STATE FOR OES/IHB AND EUR/NB 
COPENHAGEN FOR ESTH HUB 
LONDON FOR J.SILVA 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: KFLU AMED PREL TBIO IC
SUBJECT:  FIRST CASE OF H1N1 INFLUENZA CONFIRMED IN ICELAND 
 
(U) On May 23, Iceland's Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Haraldur Briem 
announced that a case of H1N1 influenza ("swine flu") had been 
confirmed.  The patient, an Icelander, had recently returned from 
New York City.  Initially, it was suspected that six members of his 
family were infected as well but tests have confirmed that the 
family is not infected.  According to Briem, the infected man is not 
critically ill and is on his way to recovery.  Briem also said that 
no extra precautions were being taken beyond health authorities' 
earlier advice to maintain good hygiene standards.  More information 
can be found on the Icelandic Government's swine flu website, 
www.influensa.is. 
 
 
KLOPFENSTEIN