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Six new swine flu cases surface, total 164 in India

Jul 9, 2009 - 9:14:00 PM
About 3.07 million have been screened at the 22 international airports in the country so far, the officials said.

[RxPG] New Delhi, July 9 - Six new cases of swine flu were reported Thursday in the country, including three in the national capital, taking the total number of people infected with the influenza A- virus to 164 so far, health officials said here.

According to the union health ministry, of the six new cases three are from Delhi and one each from Goa, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

Those detected for the flu Thursday include a four-and-a-half year old girl and a 78-year-old woman.

'About 1,040 people have been tested so far, of whom 164 have tested positive for influenza A -,' a statement issued here said.

'Of the 164 positive cases, 114 have been discharged,' it said.

Of the 1,040 people tested, about 320 were identified during the airport entry screening.

About 3.07 million have been screened at the 22 international airports in the country so far, the officials said.

According to the World Health Organisation -, about 94,512 laboratory confirmed cases of influenza A - infection cases have been reported from 135 countries till July 6. As many as 429 deaths have been reported worldwide, mostly from Mexico and the US.

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