Seven Mumbai schoolchildren test positive for swine flu

August 9th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Seven schoolchildren, including six girls, have tested positive for swine flu in Mumbai till Sunday, an official statement said. One school has been asked to shut down to stop the spread of the virus.
Dhirubhai Ambani School at Bandra-Kurla complex was asked to temporarily suspend classes after Zanai Bhosale, 7, was found positive with Influenza A (H1N1) virus, said the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) disaster management committee.

Three students of Rims International School at Andheri - Divya Pritmani, 7, Pooja Pritmani, 9, and Sneh Pritmani, 11, - have tested positive and are under treatment.

Arya Rao, 7, of J.B. Vachha School at Andheri has also been tested positive for swine flu, the statement said.

Dhruva Bheda, 14, a student of Sindhgad Institute at Lonavala in Pune district, was detected with the virus. He was in Mumbai on vacation.

The seventh patient is Pranita Kulkarni, 6, studying at A.K. Joshi School in Thane district.

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