Five swine flue suspects quarantined in Dehradun

June 19th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Dehradun, June 19 (ANI): Five more people on Friday were quarantined in Dehradun for showing swine flu like symptoms.

A couple and their three children, had just returned from a South Asian tour.

“We first went to Singapore, then to Malaysia and then via Thailand came to New Delhi on 17. My children complained of sore throat. So I came here for a precautionary check up. When I told the hospital authorities that I have come from aboard, then they asked us not to leave and stay in the hospital,” said J. S. Rathod, a swine flue suspects.

The doctors said they have admitted them as a precautionary measure and have sent their test reports for examination.

“They have swine flu like symptoms and we have called as precautionary measure admitted them in isolation wards in the hospital. We have informed the CMO (Chief Medical Officer). They have sent pathologists National Institute of Communicable Disease and the report is awaited by the evening, ” said K. C. S. RAWAT, chief of medical superintendent.

The total number of positive cases in the country has gone up to 44.

Earlier, the World Health Organisation had said that world was closer to a pandemic.

Reportedly, H1N1 has infected almost 30,000 people in over 70 countries including 145 fatal cases. (ANI)

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