NRI with swine flu symptoms admitted to Delhi hospital

May 2nd, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) A London-based NRI who arrived at the international airport here Saturday morning has been admitted to a hospital with suspected swine flu infection, an official said.
The man was subjected to screening for swine flu symptoms at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) and found to have a running nose, cough and throat irritation. He was admitted to the isolation ward of the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital, its medical superintendent N.K. Chaturvedi told IANS.

“We have collected his clinical samples and they have been forwarded to the laboratory for tests,” Chaturvedi added.

Another 25-year-old man from Texas, who came to the RML hospital Friday with swine flu symptoms, was discharged Saturday after he tested negative for the influenza.

Swine flu, which is now being called influenza A (H1N1) by the World Health Organisation (WHO), has been spreading rapidly with over 450 confirmed cases being reported the world over.

India has increased surveillance at all international airports and ports with passengers from swine flu infected countries undergoing mandatory medical checks at airports.

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