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Four new cases of swine flu, total in India 116

Jul 2, 2009 - 9:18:18 PM
In Cochin, a 68-year-old woman, who travelled from Toronto to Cochin via Abu Dhabi on June 29, tested positive for the flu. She was detected at the airport and was isolated at the identified health facility.

 
[RxPG] New Delhi, July 2 - Four new cases of swine flu were detected Thursday, taking the total number of influenza A- virus to 116, health officials said here.

Among those who tested positive for the flu are two children and a 68-year-old woman.

'The four cases were reported from Gurgaon, Bangalore, Pune and Cochin,' a health ministry statement issued here said.

'In all, 793 people have been tested so far of which 116 are positive for Influenza A H1N1,' the statement said.

'Of the 116 positive cases, 80 have been discharged. Rest of them remain admitted to the identified health facility,' it said.

In Gurgaon, a six-year-old-girl, who travelled from Houston in the US to Delhi via Chicago, reached Delhi June 27. Her family reported to the identified health facility on July 1 with symptoms of fever, running nose and vomiting.

In Bangalore, a four-year-old girl tested positive for the virus Thursday.

The girl reached the metropolis on June 30 from the US via Singapore. 'As she showed symptoms of fever and cough, she was detected at the airport and admitted in the isolation health facility,' the statement said.

Health officials said in Pune a 34-year-old woman was detected with the swine flu. She had came from San Francisco in the US via Hong Kong and had reached Mumbai on June 27. She reported to the identified health facility on June 30.

In Cochin, a 68-year-old woman, who travelled from Toronto to Cochin via Abu Dhabi on June 29, tested positive for the flu. She was detected at the airport and was isolated at the identified health facility.

According to the World Health Organisation - about 77,201 laboratory confirmed cases of swine flu infection were reported from 120 countries July 1. There have been 332 deaths globally mostly from Mexico and the US.




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