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18 confirmed cases of swine flu; total mounts to 1,471

india Updated: Nov 17, 2009 22:48 IST

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With 18 more persons testing positive for swine flu in the last four days, the number of the influenza cases has mounted to 1,471 in Karnataka, health officials said.

The 18 cases were reported from Bangalore, they said.

Throat culture samples of 6,720 suspect cases have been analysed so far, the officials said.

Till date, 5,93,671 passengers have been screened for the pandemic at Bangalore and Mangalore airports in the state, where the process of screening started seven months ago.