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19 more swine flu cases in India; total 212
Published on 14 Jul. 2009 12:54 AM IST
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Nineteen new swine flu cases, including a two-year-old boy, were reported Monday, taking India's tally of influenza A (H1N1) infected people to 212 so far, the health ministry said. Seven of the fresh cases are "secondary infections" - due to contact with infected people who arrived from abroad. "Nineteen new laboratory confirmed cases have been reported today - Delhi (6), Hyderabad (8), Ahmedabad (2), Thiruvananthapuram (1), Mumbai (1) and Pune (1)," a ministry statement said. In Hyderabad, six of the eight cases are secondary infections. The six cases in Delhi are from a group of three families that had returned from a tour of Singapore and Malaysia. "Six of eight cases in Hyderabad are social contacts. None among them have travel history," the ministry said. The remaining two are a 26-year-old male, who arrived in Hyderabad after travelling from Los Angeles via Dubai, while the second is a two-year-old boy who arrived in the city from Dubai and was detected at the airport screening. The two cases in Ahmedabad are of a 17-year-old girl who was among a group of 40 children returning from the US, and the second a 45-year-old woman who did not go abroad but travelled with the student group from Delhi to Ahmedabad as a counsellor. The Pune case is also of a 17-year-old girl, part of the same student's group returning from the US. The lone case in Mumbai is of a nine-year-old girl who arrived from London via Munich. She was detected at the airport screening and admitted to a health facility. The case from Thiruvananthapuram is of a 43-year-old woman. So far, 1,205 people have been tested in India, of whom 212 tested positive for Influenza A (H1N1). Of the 1,205 people, 358 were identified at entry screening, 52 through contact, and the rest were self reported, the ministry informed. Of the 212 positive cases, 133 have been discharged. The rest are being treated at identified health facilities.

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