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Four more suspected cases of swine flu

Four more people suspected to be infected with swine flu have been admitted to a government hospital in Coimbatore, even as officials made efforts to contact air passengers who travelled with the two confirmed flu patients on May 28.

india Updated: Jun 03, 2009 15:10 IST

Four more people, including a lady doctor, suspected to be infected with swine flu, have been admitted to a government hospital in Coimbatore, even as officials made efforts to contact air passengers who travelled with the two confirmed flu patients on May 28.

The doctor, who is treating two confirmed flu patients at the hospital, has developed fever and throat pain on Tuesday evening. Her blood samples have been sent to the National Institute of Communicable diseases, Delhi, Dr Kumaran, Dean (incharge) of hospital told reporters in Coimbatore .

Meanwhile, three members of a family--husband, wife and daughter, who returned from Atlanta to Coimbatore this morning also have been admitted for suspected flu symptoms, Kumaran said.

Blood samples of the three would be sent to Delhi on Wednesday, he said.

A 34-year-old woman and her five-year-old son, who had come from United States to Coimbatore on May 28, had tested positive for the H1N1 virus. They have been kept in a quarantine ward at the Coimbatore Government hospital.