India confirms one more swine flu case, total 11June 8th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) A 35-year-old man, who tested positive for influenza A (H1N1) and is undergoing treatment in Delhi, has transmitted the virus to his mother, taking the total number of swine flu cases to 11, health officials said here Monday.
“Yes, we now have a total of 11 cases in the country. The 35-year-old man who was tested positive Sunday has transmitted it to his mother,” Shiv Lal, the head of the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, told IANS.
She is in “home quarantine,” he added.
The woman’s 35-year-old son had reached Delhi from New York June 2 and tested positive for the flu.
“He developed flu like symptoms two days after reaching Delhi and tested positive for it. The man is on home quarantine and his contacts have been provided with medicine,” the official said.
Health secretary Naresh Dayal Monday said: “There is nothing to panic about.”
“We have received more stock of vaccine from the World Health Organisation. There is nothing to panic about,” Dayal told a news channel.
India Sunday reported second human-to-human transmission of swine flu.
The first human-to-human transmission was reported in Hyderabad where a 28-year-old techie, who was coming from the US via London, was tested with the flu.
He reached Hyderabad airport May 31, but he reported to the identified hospital with swine flu symptoms on June 1. The techie had transmitted the flu to his younger brother and a 30 year-old woman and her four-and-a-half-year old daughter. The duo were travelling with the techie on the same flight.
Of the 11 cases, seven are from Hyderabad, which also reported the first case in the country May 16.
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