Swine Flu Spreads as Far as New Zealand

10 students infected with mild strain after returning from Mexico
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 26, 2009 5:51 AM CDT
A quarantine officer adjusts an instruction board describing the symptoms of swine flu at an arrival gate at Narita International Airport in Narita, east of Tokyo, Japan, today.   (Itsuo Inouye)
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(Newser) – Ten students from New Zealand who just returned from Mexico have tested positive for influenza, and the country's health minister said the cases are "likely" to be swine flu. The students were quarantined after returning to New Zealand yesterday, and one student had to be hospitalized. The minister added that none of the patients was seriously ill and they seemed to be recovering.