India's swine flu cases go up to 308
India's swine flu cases continue to rise with 11 more people detected with influenza A (H1N1) virus Monday, taking the tally to 308 in the country.delhi Updated: Jul 20, 2009 22:34 IST
India's swine flu cases continue to rise with 11 more people detected with influenza A(H1N1) virus on Monday, taking the tally to 308 in the country.
"So far, 1,595 people have been tested so far, of whom 308 are positive for Influenza A virus," a statement issued here said. Of the 308 positive cases, 183 have been discharged, it added. Children continue to test positive for the flu.
The 11 new confirmed cases have been reported from Delhi (4), Hyderabad (2), Pune (2), Cochin (2) and Chennai (1).
Of the four cases in Delhi, one is an 18-year-old boy, who had travelled from Singapore, and had reached the national capital July 9. "He reported with symptoms of cough and sore-throat at the identified health facility July 18," it said. His test confirmed Monday that he has the flu.
Two girls - 17 years and 12 years - got the virus through a contact in a school in Delhi. In Hyderabad, an eight-year-old girl, who travelled from London via Delhi, Jaipur and finally reached Hyderabad on July 15, tested positive for the flu.
The other case is of a 25-year-old man, who had come from London via Dubai, reaching Hyderabad on July 18, was found to be infected with the influenza. In Pune, two cases were reported. Both are boys - 13 and 10 years - and got the virus through a person who had the flu earlier.
In Cochin, an 18-year-old girl, who travelled from London via Doha, reaching Cochin July 16, tested positive. In Chennai, a 12-year-old girl, who travelled from London via Frankfurt, reaching Chennai July 16, tested positive for swine flu, officials said in Delhi.