With a mother and her nine-year-old daughter who arrived in Bangalore from New York testing positive for H1n1 influenza on Sunday, the total number of confirmed swine flu cases in Karnataka has risen to 34, health officials said.
"The 43-year-old mother and her nine-year-old daughter arrived at Bengaluru International Airport from New York on July 6. The duo later went home and reported to Lakeside Hospital here with suspected H1n1 flu symptoms on Saturday. The samples were then sent to National Institute of Virology (NIV) Pune, where they tested positive on Sunday," an official told PTI.
The duo came by the same flight by which a four-year-old girl had arrived on July 6 and tested positive for H1n1 on July 10, officials said.
Of the total number of positive H1n1 flu cases so far, 30 have been discharged and advised to stay at home for a week while the other four are being treated at Lakeside Hospital, they said, adding 281 samples of suspected cases have been sent to NIV till date.
As many as over 2.30 lakh passengers have been screened for the pandemic in the state so far.