Swine flu continued to spread in the country with one more person testing positive for the dreaded disease today while five people were quarantined with suspected symptoms.
With today's case, the number of persons who have tested positive for the disease has reached four.
The latest is that of a person who visited USA and Canada and arrived at Hyderabad via London on May 30. On his arrival he did not report fever.
However, on June one, he reported at an identified hospital in Hyderabad with complaints of cough, running nose and fever. His samples have tested positive for swine flu and he has been put on Oseltamivir, senior health ministry officials said here.
The contacts of the person are being traced for monitoring their health status.
In Tamil Nadu, four persons, including a lady doctor, suspected to be infected with swine flu, have been admitted to a government hospital here, even as officials made efforts to contact air passengers who travelled with the two confirmed flu patients on May 28.
The doctor, who is treating two confirmed flu patients at the hospital, has developed fever and throat pain last evening. Her blood samples have been sent to the National Institute of Communicable diseases, Delhi, Dr Kumaran, Dean (in-charge) of hospital told reporters here.