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Costa Rica reports first swine flu case

Costa Rican health officials said this morning they had identified the first case of swine flu in the country: a 21-year-old woman who was traveling back from Mexico Saturday with flu-like symptoms.

The woman — the authorities would not disclose her name — was said to be recovering from the virus.

Test results from a the Costa Rican Nutrition and Health Research Institute came up positive for swine flu.

They were sent to Atlanta for further confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, health officials told Tico Times’ reporter Vanessa Garnica.

The news comes after doctors ruled out dozens of supposed swine flu cases that have emerged since Friday.