DENPASAR - The Dutch tourist that was brought to the Sanglah general hospital yesterday after she was identified as a possible suspected case of Mexican Flu, Michele van Dorsen (32), has been sent home by the hospital earlier today because the tested negative for the H1N1 virus. She was released from the isolation room about half past eight this morning. "According to a lab test she is negative for H1N1," said a hospital spokesperson.
The spokesperson said that clinical tests showed that the patient only had an infected throat and a so-called influenza-like illness. During the tests she was ware of what happened and her communication was fine too. The Civil Health Department on Bali has informed that the Dutch consulate on Bali was informed about her release. All costs of the care given will be paid for by the Indonesian government.
After she was released, Michele was allowed to continue her two-week holiday on the resort island of Bali. Michele arrived at Bali with Malaysia Airlines flight MH 715 last Sunday. During her flight from Amsterdam to Denpasar she got a fever, a sore throat and had to vomit.