Four more swine flu cases in Delhi, India’s total to 35

June 17th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Four more swine flu cases were reported in the national capital, taking the total number of influenza A (H1N1) cases in India to 35, health officials said here Wednesday.
“Four more people tested positive for the swine flu Wednesday morning,” Delhi Health Minister Kiran Walia told IANS.

She said three men and one woman were hospitalised at the Airport Health Organisation hospital (APHO).

Walia said one of the affected people one had arrived here from Singapore, while another had come from Canada and two from Washington.

“They have been kept in isolation and their contacts are being identified,” she said.

In the Punjab city of Jalandhar, one more student was quarantined with swine flu symptoms Wednesday after he complained of a running nose, bodyache and high fever, officials said.

He is among the group of 31 students and three teachers of the Guru Amar Das Public School that went to New York and Florida on an educational trip to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Eight of his fellow students have already been detected with swine flu.

Of the 35 cases in India, 13 were reported in Hyderabad, eight in Jalandhar, nine in Delhi, two each in Mumbai and Coimbatore and one in Goa.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), at least 76 countries have officially reported 35,928 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection, including 163 deaths. Most of these deaths have been reported from Mexico and the US.

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