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Kuwait health chiefs confirm 22nd case of swine flu

US citizen who arrived in Gulf state on Monday being treated for virus - Health Ministry.

Kuwait has reported a new case of swine flu, taking the total number of detected cases in the country up to 22.

Kuwait's new case is an American who came to the country on Monday, spokesman for the Ministry of Health Yousef Al-Nisif told KUNA News Agency.

The US patient is now being treated at hospital where his medical condition was on Wednesday described as stable.

All people who had close contact with the new case are to be checked for swine flu and given necessary advice in line with relevant World Health Organization (WHO) instructions, he added.

Nineteen of the country's 22 swine flu cases have been discharged from hospital after making recoveries, while the remaining patients are receiving medication at hospital, the spokesman said.

Some 137 countries have so far reported more than 98,000 swine flu cases, including 440 deaths, according to recent WHO statistics.

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