Swine flu is not only without borders—it's without political distinction. Costa Rican President Oscar Arias announced on Tuesday, via his brother and chief of staff Rodrigo Arias, that he had contracted H1N1, the dreaded swine flu. Agence France-Presse reports that the Nobel Peace Prize winner "had flu-like symptoms for some days, prompting medical tests." Arias, who is in his late sixties, suffers from chronic asthma. He plans to work from home, where he is now quarantined. His recent work includes diplomatic work on Honduras to resolve the conflict related to the military's ouster of former President Manuel Zelaya.