Swine flu scare: hundreds throng testing centre

  • PTI, Pune
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  • Updated: Aug 05, 2009 19:08 IST

After the city reported the country's first swine flu death, hundreds of people on Wednesday thronged a civic hospital to get themselves tested for the virus even as two more cases of H1N1 infection were confirmed taking the total number of patients in Pune to 109.

Wearing surgical masks, a large number of people queued up at the Naidu Hospital, the main referral centre for treating H1NI infection, leading to chaos which forced the authorities to call in police.

A 14-year-old school girl died in Pune due to swine flu on Tuesday.

A large number of anxious parents with their children have been visiting the hospital since then to get tested for
the virus, hospital sources said.

 The samples collected at the hospital are sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) for further examination,
they said.

Meanwhile, two fresh cases of swine flu were registered in the city taking the total number of H1N1 positive infection
in Pune to 109.


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