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Nigeria moves to contain swine flu

Nigeria, has enhanced surveillance in Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Seme and Idiroko borders with Republic of Benin to monitor all entries into the country after a nine-year-old American girl tested positive in the south western city of Lagos.

Lagos state Commissioner for health Jide Idris said Monday that surveillance teams were deployed at all border crossings to control inter-border spread of the H1N1 virus besides the state government has set up a combined surveillance team with the federal government.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of health said there is no cause for alarm as the American girl has recovered fully from H1N1 after five days of treatment. Health Minister Dr Babatunde Osotimehin said the father, brother, all school contacts and every other person around the girl have been tested and none tested positive to H1N1 flu.