No confirmed Swine Flu cases in India

May 8th, 2009 - 10:16 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): No case of Influenza-A H1N1 or Swine Flu has been reported so far from the country, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has said.

Samples of two persons who disembarked at Bangalore airport have been referred to the identified health facility.

So far samples of 24 persons have been tested and found negative.

Health screening of passengers coming from affected countries is continuing at 21 International airports in the country. The situation is being monitored closely.

Already, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued an advisory informing the public that retail sale of Oseltamivir phosphate (Tamiflu) is not permitted in the country and Chemists are not authorized to sell it.

On Friday, the World Health Organization said that 2,384 people in 24 countries now had confirmed cases of swine flu.

Only 46 people are known to have died of the virus, and 44 of them were reported in Mexico. (ANI)

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