Brazil officials visiting Germany get swine flu

AP News
Posted: Dec 04, 2009 2:53 PM

Two Brazilian officials accompanying President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on a trip to Germany have been diagnosed with swine flu.

Brazil's official Agencia Brasil news agency says the presidential security guard and an air force official will not leave Germany with Silva as he heads home after visiting Berlin and Hamburg.

The two unnamed officials were in Portugal with Silva earlier this week when he attended the Iberoamerican summit. Silva then traveled to the Ukraine. The infected officials had high fevers after arriving in Hamburg Thursday night ahead of Silva's visit on Friday.

Agencia Brasil says they are being treated by a German doctor and are expected to recover.