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15 more swine flu cases, school in Pune shut for a week

india Updated: Jul 21, 2009 21:57 IST

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Fifteen more fresh cases, including six from New Delhi, of swine flu were reported on Tuesday taking the total number of those affected with the virus to 323 in the country and a school in Pune was closed for a week due to a rise in the number of students with the disease.

With six fresh cases in the national capital, the total number of those affected with swine flue crossed the 100-mark in New Delhi. There are 105 reported cases in the city so far, out of whom 12 remained in the hospital.

Besides the cases in Delhi, two cases each were reported from Chennai, Vishakhapatnum and Pune and one each from Gurgaon, Dehradun and Thiruvanathapuram.

Among the six cases in Delhi are a 15-year-old girl student, who was in contact of a previously reported positive case, and a 15-year-old boy, Health Ministry officials said.

In Pune, a reputed English medium school was closed on Tuesday for a week following an alarming rise in the number of its students testing positive for swine flu, which has touched 13. Ten students of the school are already in an isolation ward of a hospital.

Delhi Health Department officials said that out of the 12 patients still in hospital in the city, six are students. Eight students, who had contacted the disease, have been discharged after medication.

Out of the six students, officials said, two cases were that of two girls of St Thomas School in Mandir Marg who tested positive last night for the virus.