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5-member family quarantined for swine flu symptoms in Chennai

A family of five, including a six-month-old infant, was quarantined at the airport in Chennai for suspected swine flu symptoms after they arrived from the US in the early hours on Saturday. The family was suffering from cough, cold and fever, after they were examined by a special medical team stationed at the airport.

india Updated: Jun 13, 2009 12:26 IST

A family of five, including a six-month-old infant, was quarantined at the airport in Chennai for suspected swine flu symptoms after they arrived from the US in the early hours on Saturday.

Airport officials said, Muralitharan (44), wife Sarika (35) and their three daughters, aged five and three and the baby were found to be suffering from cough, cold and fever, after they were examined by a special medical team stationed at the airport.

The doctors quarantined them immediately and sent them to the Communicable Diseases Hospital at Tondiarpet here for further medical attention, officials said.

The Coimbatore-based Muralitharan and his family had arrived at Chennai by a Lufthansa flight around 2.30 am.