Haas hit with swine flu


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:54

The 31-year-old consulted his doctor when he contracted flu-like symptoms, and he was diagnosed with the highly-contagious H1N1 strain.

“I did a test because I suspected I had the swine flu and the test was positive,” he told the Bild newspaper. “It was obviously a shock for me.”

Nevertheless, Haas, who reached this year’s Wimbledon semi-finals, is not too worried about the illness, even if it means his season is practically over.

“I am quite relaxed because I know that swine flu is a particularly strong form of flu, but when you are in a good physical condition like I am, then you can quickly beat it off,” he added.


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