Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Monday | June 1, 2009
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Cabinet to be updated on swine flu cases
Cabinet is to be officially briefed today on efforts to contain two cases of the influenza A H1N1 on the island.

The cases were confirmed yesterday by the Ministry of Health in two Jamaicans who travelled to New York in the United States recently.

The two people are from St Catherine and St Andrew. They have been located and treated and have recovered satisfactorily.

There has been no local spread of the infection.

An urgent press briefing called by the minister of health, Rudyard Spencer, and other health officials yesterday to update the press on the Government's efforts to contain the cases was cancelled as Cabinet had not yet been briefed on those plans.

Cabinet is expected to make a statement following the meeting today.

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