Sparking concern, the first case of human-to-human transmission of the deadly virus of swine flu in India was reported today in Hyderabad, taking the number of persons afflicted by the disease to seven.
The human-to-human transmission took place when a man, who came back from the United States on May 31, infected his younger brother living in Hyderabad. Both of them have tested positive for the disease.
The brothers are among the four HINI positive cases confirmed at the Chest Hospital here today and the patients are quarantined.
A mother-son duo, who were sitting two rows behind the the passenger from the United States, also reported symptoms of flu.
While the child tested positive, results of the tests on the mother are yet to come.
Two new suspected H1N1 patients were admitted to the Chest Hospital today. The two new suspected cases included a 27-year lady who arrived from St Louis, USA, on June 3. After landing at Hyderabad, she had gone home and later developed the symptoms. She came to the hospital where she was found to have symptoms of HIN1 virus and quarantined.