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President Uribe has swine flu

August 31, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has the swine flu.

Social Protection Minister Diego Palacio said the 57-year-old Uribe is not considered a high-risk patient and his case is "developing satisfactorily." He is being treated at the presidential residence.

Palacio said Uribe began feeling ill Friday during a summit of South American leaders in Bariloche, Argentina. The Colombian leader was confirmed to have the swine flu the next day.

Colombian officials are contacting leaders and officials who may have had contact with Uribe during the summit.

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