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First human to human swine flu case in AP

Andhra Pradesh government has initiated steps to trace all those who had travelled in a British Airways flight from Philadelphia to Hyderabad via London on May 31 after three people onboard were detected with Influenza A (H1N1) or swine flue, reports Ashok Das.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2009 02:05 IST
Ashok Das

Andhra Pradesh government has initiated steps to trace all those who had travelled in a British Airways flight from Philadelphia to Hyderabad via London on May 31 after three people onboard were detected with Influenza A (H1N1) or swine flue.

While a 28-year-old techie was found carrying the dreaded infection on June 2, two others which included a young woman and her four-and-a-half-year-old daughter tested positive. The mother-child duo were sitting next to the techie in the flight.

The techie, who was screened at Hyderabad airport on arrival and got a clean chit by doctors, also infected his 24-year-old brother during his three-day stay at home.

“His is the first case of a person contracting the infectious diseases without stepping foot outside the country. We have sent their blood samples to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, New Delhi, for analysis,” Health secretary LV Subrahmanyam said.

Four more people on the same aircraft on May 31 have and are under observation. The total toll is now eight.