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3 test positive for swine flu; total reaches 20

india Updated: Jun 14, 2009 20:32 IST
Three test positive for swine flu; total reaches 20

A mother-child duo from Bangalore and a school student from Jalandhar tested positive for swine flu, taking the total number of cases in the country to 20 on Sunday.

A 29-year-old woman and her three-year-old child, who were quarantined at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases in Bangalore, have tested positive for swine flu, Director of Health and Family Welfare Services Usha Vasunkar said. The duo had arrived at Bengaluru airport from New Jersey on June 12.

Meanwhile, the other three suspect cases, a couple and a woman, who were also quarantined at the institute, have tested negative, she told PTI.

In Jalandhar, Civil Surgeon Dr SS Walia said a student of local Guru Amar Dass Public School has been found positive for swine flu and admitted to a Delhi hospital.

"A 30-member group of students had gone to an educational trip to the US and when they came back yesterday, one of the students was found at the Delhi Airport having symptoms of swine flu. He accordingly was put to tests that found him positive," he told reporters.

A team of doctors was visiting the residences of other 29 students for taking their blood samples, he said. School officials said other than the affected class XII student, two others were found to have suffering from fever and their blood samples will be sent to Delhi for testing.