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5 more quarantined in state hospitals

Five more people have been quarantined at hospitals across the state with symptoms of the influenza A/H1N1 virus, better known as swine flu. HT Correspondent reports.

india Updated: Jun 25, 2009 01:52 IST
HT Correspondent

Five more people have been quarantined at hospitals across the state with symptoms of the influenza A/H1N1 virus, better known as swine flu.

Throat swab sample reports of the patients, along with two suspected cases detected earlier that were sent to Pune’s National Institute of Virology, are awaited.

A 30-year-old medical student, who had travelled to Athens in Greece, checked himself into Mumbai’s Kasturba Hospital complaining of sore throat and cough.

The hospital also admitted a 27-year-old man who had travelled to Singapore, Malaysia and China in the last two weeks after he complained of mild breathlessness and headache.

Two more people with suspected swine flu — a 29-year-old man who had travelled to the US and a 38-year-old man who had returned from Singapore — were admitted to Pune’s Naidu hospital, said Dr Pradeep Awate, who is in-charge of the control room that is monitoring swine flu cases in the state.

Nagpur also got another swine flu suspect on Tuesday. A 58-year-old man, who returned from a trip to Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand on June 22, has been kept in isolation at the Grant Medical College.