Swine flu under control: Ghulam Nabi Azad

June 15th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, June 15 (ANI): Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday said that the H1N1 “swine flu” virus was under control as, out of 23 cases, nearly half of them have been cured.

Talking to reporters here, Azad said, “Medicine is available in plenty and the most important thing is that this disease is 100 per cent curable. Out of total 23 cases, 11 have already been treated and discharged.”

“So, only 12 cases left,” he added.

A 29-year-old woman and her three-year-old child from Bangalore and a teenager from Jalandhar tested positive for H1N1 virus on Sunday, taking the overall swine flu cases in the country to 23.

The mother-child duo had arrived at the Bangaluru airport from New Jersey on June 12, they were quarantined at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases in Bangalore after having tested positive for swine flu, Director of Health and Family Welfare Services Usha Vasunkar said.

In the second case in Jalandhar, a student of Guru Amar Dass Public School has tested positive for swine flu and has been admitted to hospital in New Delhi, Civil Surgeon Dr S S Wali said.

“A 30-member group of students had gone to an educational trip to the US and when they came back yesterday, one of the students was found at the Delhi Airport having symptoms of swine flu. He accordingly was put to tests that found him positive,” Dr Wali said. (ANI)

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