42 people in Colombia are confirmed to carry the AH1N1 virus, or
swine flu, the country’s Social Welfare Ministry announced Sunday.
A new case was confirmed in both Barranquilla and Bucaramanga. Buth patients recently visited the United States where they are suspected to have caught the virus. Bucaramanga is now added to the list of cities where the virus already had set foot.
Both patients are treated at home and are allowed no visitors.
Since the break out of the virus, Colombian authorities issued an alert for possible swine flu in 1,225 cases. 220 people are considered “suspicious cases” because of symptoms that resemble that of AH1N1.