First swine flu case detected in West Bengal

June 25th, 2009 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) A first case of swine flu infection has been detected in West Bengal with a seven-year-old girl testing positive for the disease, officials said Wednesday.
Shruti Ghosh, who returned to the city from Australia via Bangkok Monday, was admitted to a state-run hospital after doctors found her with symptoms of the disease.

“Her blood sample was sent to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) in New Delhi. On Wednesday night, the NICD director verbally informed Shruti’s father that her daughter is suffering from swine flu,” Tapas Sen, nodal officer for swine flu in the state health department told IANS.

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