KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia confirmed on Friday its first case of H1N1 flu, the country's top health official said.
"I can confirm (that it) is the first case in Malaysia," Health Director General Ismail Merican told AFP. His confirmation followed a statement from the health ministry giving details of the country's first case.
"The patient is a 21-year-old male student who had just returned from the United States on May 13, 2009 and who was down with fever, sore throat and body aches on May 14," it said.
"This is the first A (H1N1) flu case found in Malaysia," the statement added.
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