Egyptian students wear face masks after finishing the first 
examinationof the General Certificate of Secondary 
Education in Cairo June 13, 2009. (REUTERS / 
Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
South Africa has identified the first case of the H1N1 flu virus in the country, the Department of Health said on Thursday.

The patient, a 12-year-old who flew in from the U.S. on Sunday, was admitted to hospital on Monday and was kept in isolation. He was discharged and is recovering in isolation at home, the department said in a statement.