South Korea says American has swine flu

May 23, 2009
South Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-soo, center, is checked his temperature against the possible infection of swine flu by a quarantine officer after returning from Japan at the Incheon International Airport, South Korea, Friday, May 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Park Ji-ho)

(AP) -- Authorities in South Korea say tests have confirmed that an American citizen in the country has swine flu.

The Korea said Saturday that the 23-year-old woman, who came to the country earlier this month to work as an English language instructor, was quarantined in a hospital. It did not provide any other details.

The case marks the country's fifth confirmed case of the disease.

Three South Koreans have recovered and a Vietnamese will be released from a hospital in a few days, the KCDC said.

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