Three new swine flu cases in Delhi push India’s tally to 53

June 20th, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Two adults and a five-year-old boy Saturday tested positive for the influenza A (H1N1) virus in the national capital, taking the total number of affected people in India to 53.
“Three more people have tested positive for the swine flu Saturday, including an indigenous case where the patient contracted the flu without going abroad,” Delhi Health Secretary J.P. Singh told IANS.

The five-year-old boy who came back from Canada and was admitted to the Airport Health Organisation Hospital (APHO) two days back, has tested positive.

A 27-year-also man who travelled from Canada has also tested positive for swine flu at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

The third is an indigenous case in which a woman contracted the flu from her sister and nephew who had come from the US and tested positive June 17.

“They have been kept in isolation and their contacts are being identified and given tamiflu. We now have 15 swine flu cases in various hospitals in the capital,” he said.

The capital accounts for five of the six human-to-human transfer cases in the country.

The World Health Organisation has reported 44,287 laboratory confirmed cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection from 89 countries as of June 17. There have been 180 deaths across the world.

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