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6th patient catches flu from relative

delhi Updated: Jun 24, 2009 00:18 IST
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human-to-human swine flu transmission case

Delhi got its sixth human-to-human swine flu transmission case on Tuesday — a 15-year-old boy who got infected from a family contact who was earlier detected as positive.

The boy admitted at the Delhi government-run Ambedkar Hospital had earlier tested negative but his confirmatory report on Tuesday was positive.

The 66-year-old swine flu positive woman admitted at Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) Hospital is not out of danger, said sources in the State health ministry. The woman had to be put on a ventilator after developing respiratory complications late on Sunday.

“She has acute bronchitis, and simply putting her off the ventilator wouldn’t have been safe. We are gradually weaning her off the ventilator,” said a doctor treating her, who did not wish to be named, as he is not authorised to speak to the media.

The Capital had two other confirmed cases, a 58-year-old woman who travelled from USA to New Delhi in an Emirates Flight and a 23-year-old woman who had travelled from Canada to New Delhi on Jet Airways.

With that Delhi has a total of 27 confirmed cases so far, out of which 17 have already been treated and discharged.

There were six admissions of suspected cases in the city on Tuesday and 22 were admitted in all at various hospitals across the city. Nine cases are positive and report of 13 suspected cases is awaited still.