Two out of eleven suspected swine flu cases test positive in Coimbatore

June 6th, 2009 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI  

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), June 6(ANI): Two out of eleven swine flu cases reported on Wednesday have tested positive in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

“Out of the eleven suspected swine flu cases admitted in Coimbatore Medical College only two have become positive. The rest of the patients have been discharged from the hospital and they are at home and followed by public health authorities,” said Doctor Kumaran, Dean of the Coimbatore Medical College.

Kumaran added that both patients are being administered Tamiflu drugs.

“The two patients are already on sixth day of Tamiflu treatment. And they are clinically, laboratory wise showing improvement. Once the virus level becomes totally negative they will be also sent home,” said Kumaran.

All patients with suspected swine flu like symptoms are being quarantined at the Coimbatore Medical College (CMC), a government-run hospital.

As a protective measure, the government hospital has now equipped itself with precautionary kits to meet any sort of emergency. The central government has sent over 2000 tablets to the hospital. (ANI)

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