Andres Gonzalez, governor of the central Colombian department of Cundinamarca, has been hospitalized due to the infection with the A/H1N1 flu, said the country’s National Health Service Sunday.
Gonzalez, who began showing flu-like symptoms last week, is now quarantined at hospital and treated with drugs.
Those who contacted the governor were warned of a possible flu risk.
Gonzalez’s infection came after Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and four top officials tested positive for the flu in late August.
The epidemic has killed 65 out of a total of 1,090 infected in the nation. (Xinhua)