P 231327Z JUN 09
FM AMEMBASSY PODGORICA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1364
INFO EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
AMEMBASSY PODGORICA UNCLAS PODGORICA 000152
E.O. 12958: N/A
SUBJECT: FIRST CASE OF H1N1 INFLUENZA IN MONTENEGRO
REF: PODGORICA 111
1. (U) The Montenegrin Ministry of Health held a press
conference on June 22 to confirm its first case of H1N1
influenza. The case involves a high school student who studied
in New York for a year before returning to Montenegro. He is
reportedly being treated with Tamiflu and is in stable condition
at Podgorica's main hospital.
2. (U) According to the Director of Montenegro's Clinic for the
Prevention of Disease, the student departed Newark on June 18,
transiting in Munich before reaching Belgrade on June 19. He
arrived in Podgorica via Montenegro Airlines on June 20. After
experiencing a high temperature and respiratory problems, he
entered the hospital on June 21 and was confirmed as having H1N1
on June 22.
3. (U) Individuals with whom the patient came into contact have
not yet been tested, but have communicated with their doctors
and are taking preventive medication. The Institute for Public
Health in Montenegro is also seeking out all passengers who
travelled on the same flight from Belgrade to Podgorica.
4. (U) Ports of entry in Montenegro have begun providing
information on H1N1 influenza (in several languages) to all
passengers entering and departing Montenegro.
5. (U) EAC members agreed to redistribute basic data about H1N1,
including preventive measures to embassy staff and American
citizens. Post will report on any further developments related
to the spread of H1N1 in Montenegro.
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