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Two engineering students contract swine flu

Two more students of Punjab Engineering College, the region's oldest and biggest engineering college, tested positive for influenza A (H1N1) virus, an official said today.

chandigarh Updated: Nov 25, 2009 16:46 IST

Two more students of Punjab Engineering College (PEC), the region's oldest and biggest engineering college, tested positive for influenza A (H1N1) virus, an official said on Wednesday.

The PEC, situated in Sector 12 in Chandigarh, was opened a few days ago after being closed for a week when its students exhibited flu-like symptoms.

Earlier, six students tested positive for the virus.

“We collected nasal and throat swab samples of these patients and their reports have come positive. One of them stays in the college campus,” said H.C. Gera, the nodal officer for swine flu in Chandigarh.

He added that both students had been quarantined.

So far, nearly 500 suspected swine flu cases have been reported here since June. Of them, nearly 125 have tested positive, including 60 students.