Three people reported with swine flu symptoms in Mumbai

June 11th, 2009 - 11:35 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, June 11 (ANI): Health authorities at Mumbai isolated and quarantined three patients who showed symptoms similar to the dreaded pandemic H1N1 flu on Thursday.

“There are three patients. They age from 25-35, one is 26-years-old other one is 32-years-old and third one is 35-years-old. They are Indian nationals coming from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala and they travelled from Jeddah to Mumbai via Riyadh and after arriving in Mumbai International Airport they had slight symptoms of fever and cough,” said Dr. Umesh Aigal, Medical Superintendent, Kasturba Gandhi Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Mumbai.

“They have been sent from the airport screening doctors to Kasturba Hospital for isolation and for investigation,” Dr. Aigal added.

The throat swabs of the three suspect cases have been sent to National Institute of Virology (NIV) at Pune for confirmation of swine flu. (ANI)

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