Spain confirms 1st swine flu case in Europe

April 27, 2009 5:24:10 AM PDT
Spain's Health Ministry has confirmed the country's first case of swine flu and says another 17 people are suspected of having the disease. [SWINE FLU: The latest news and answers to your questions]

Health Minister Trinidad Jimenez says the confirmed case was found in a young man who had recently been in Mexico.

Jimenez told a press conference Monday that the man is responding well to treatment and is not in serious condition.

The minister said it was the first confirmed swine flu case in Europe.

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