Taiwan's health authorities on Wednesday reported the island's first confirmed case of Influenza A (H1N1), in an Australian doctor who arrived by plane from Hong Kong earlier in the week.Hope you all invested in some masks, because the price is about to skyrocket....
The 52-year-old cruise ship doctor arrived at Taipei airport on Monday and was responding well to treatment, said Shih Wen-yi, a spokesman from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The man was found to be running a fever after arriving from New York via Hong Kong late Monday and was sent to hospital for testing, Shih said. Lab results confirmed early Wednesday that he had contracted the H1N1 virus.
"We urge the public not to panic and the passengers aboard the flight to contact the CDC for testing," he said.
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