ZAGREB, Croatia, June 15 (UPI) -- Croatia's health minister said the country's first swine flu patient was cured at home, taking tea, lemon and cold showers, and now is back to work.
Health Minister Darko Milinovic in Zagreb Monday told reporters the World Health Organization's center in London earlier in the day confirmed the man had the H1N1 virus, widely known as the swine flu.
Milinovic said this was the first case of the H1N1 virus registered in Croatia. Referring to the patient's rights, Milinovic refused to identify the man's identity and whereabouts.
The Croatian national was on a trip visiting a number of countries where the H1N1 virus was registered and on his return home went to see his doctor that sent him on a sick leave and his blood tests dispatched for analysis on suspicion of the swine flu virus.
While his tests were analyzed in the London center for about 10 days, the man was curing himself as he had a regular flu, with aspirin, hot tea, lemon juice, and cold shower, the Vecernji List reported.
Milinovic said the man, apparently fit and sane, was back to work.