Be Alert: 18 Soldiers Infected with Swine Flu by Tourists Last Week

Israel National News has cited an Army radio report indicating that IDF soldiers have recently been infected with swine flu:

Eighteen soldiers from different units were infected with the H1N1 swine flu virus last week, when they came in contact with a group of youngsters from the United States who were taking part in the Birthright program, according to a Tuesday report on Army Radio.

The soldiers were hospitalized for tests, then released to their homes in good condition. The army says it will continue to monitor their condition and praised the medical corps for acting quickly to isolate the soldiers and prevent the spread of the disease.