A/H1N1 Flu Cases Rise to 12 in Colombia
    2009-05-20 04:24:13     Xinhua      Web Editor: Xu Leiying
 
The Colombian government announced on Tuesday that the confirmed cases of people infected with the A/ H1N1 flu virus in the country have risen to 12.

There has been a new patient in Yopal, capital of Casanare department, who tested positive for the new virus, the Colombian Social Protection Ministry said.

The patient developed symptoms of light breathing infections on May 9, the ministry said.

The patient "is a youngster who was in contact with one of the previously confirmed cases in the same city," the ministry added.

Colombian health authorities considered it possible to find more cases in Casanare, which is in central Colombia.
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