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Malawi has 1st swine flu case

Malawi has confirmed its first case of swine flu.
Christopher Kang'ombe, secretary for health, said Wednesday said the disease was confirmed in an unnamed male from the southern resort district of Mangochi. He had been among five suspected cases samples from which were sent to laboratories in South Africa.
Kang'ombe says the patient is responding well to treatment.
The World Health Organization says swine flu has been recorded in 23 African countries. Most of the confirmed cases are in South Africa, which, unlike most other countries on the continent, has a health system sophisticated enough to track the global pandemic.