Colombian President Álvaro Uribe has the H1N1 virus, according to official sources.
While in Medellín, the Presidency's Information and Press Secretary of Colombia, César Mauricio Velásquez, read an official release that said that Uribe has the virus, while National Health Institute sources from Bogotá confirmed the diagnosis.
According to sources, Uribe showed the first symptoms on Friday, returning from the UNASUR meeting, which was held in Bariloche, Argentina.
The virus requires at-home medical treatment, as well as "clinical protocol," according to official information.
The Colombian Presidency also said that those who attended the UNASUR meeting have been informed "in order for them to take the corresponding action."
The Colombian President travelled in the same plane with Foreign Affairs Minister Jaime Bermúdez, and Defense Minister Gabriel Silva, as well as Military Forces Commander General Freddy Padilla and several journalists.
Twenty-nine people have died from the H1N1 virus in Colombia, according to sources from the Social Protection Ministry and the National Health Institute (INS).
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