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New swine flu case takes India's tally to 129

india Updated: Jul 04, 2009 22:19 IST

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A Thai national was found suffering from swine flu, taking the total number of influenza A (H1N1) cases in India to 129, said an official statement on Saturday.

"The only new case reported on Saturday was of a 23-year-old Thai national who travelled from Bangkok to Mumbai by Thai Airways flight TG 317 that reached Mumbai on June 28 and proceeded further to Kandla port (in Gujarat) to board a ship on which he is a crew member," it said.

"He was detected at the screening at Kandla port and isolated at the Kandla Port Trust Hospital on July 1. Four other crew members in close contact with this case have also been placed under quarantine. They have been put on chemoprophylaxis."

The statement said, "871 persons have been tested so far, of which 129 are positive for Influenza A H1N1. Of 129 positive cases, 90 have been discharged."

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 89,921 confirmed cases of influenza A H1N1 infection have been reported from 125 countries till July 3. There have been 382 deaths worldwide, most of them in Mexico and the US.