KUPANG - A student from the Netherlands which is visiting Maumere in the district of Sikka, East Nusa Tenggara province, is suspected of having contracted H1N1 Mexican flu. A medical team has already isolated the 13-year old in a special department of the T.C. Hillers general hospital. The identity of the boy has not been released. According to a doctor, the boy was brought to the hospital last Saturday.
Specialist medical teams from Denpasar and Jakarta are currently on their way to Maumere to take blood samples from the boy to make sure whether he has contracted H1N1 Mexican Flu. The blood samples will be sent to Denpasar for further examination. The identity of the patient is not released, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) standards. If there is a foreigner in a hospital with possible H1N1 Mexican Flu from a country where the virus has been found the patient is isolated as a standard precaution.