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Over 40,000 passengers screened for H1n1 flu

More than 40,000 passengers have been screened for H1n1 flu in Karnataka, a top health official said.

india Updated: May 16, 2009 02:27 IST

More than 40,000 passengers have been screened for H1n1 flu in Karnataka, a top health official said.

"The total figure of passengers screened has already touched 40,949, including those screened at Mangalore airport", Director Health Services Usha Vasunkar told PTI on Friday.

While 36,092 passengers have been screened at Bengaluru International Airport (BIA), 4,857 went through the test at Mangalore Airport, she said.

Health department officials including Regional Director of Health and Family Welfare services Dr Anbazhagan on Friday visited the isolation facility at Victoria hospital which is one of the 13 hospitals identified by the state government to treat those with suspected flu symptoms, Vasunkar said.