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Sample of 11-year-old sent for Swine flu test

india Updated: Jun 17, 2009 16:36 IST

Blood sample of an 11-year-old girl, who arrived in Himmatnagar, Sabarkantha, along with her parents a few days ago from US, was sent for Swine flu test on Wednesday as a precautionary measure, health department officials said.

"A family of three including the girl arrived in Himmatnagar on evening of June 14 from Michigan, US. The girl
was suffering from cold," Deputy director (epidemic) of the state Dr S J Gandhi told PTI.

"To be on the safe side we have collected blood sample from the girl and sent it to National Institute of
Communicable Diseases (NICD) in Delhi. It is not a suspected case of Swine flu, but as a precautionary measure we have done this looking into the travel history of the girl," he said.

"The girl and her parents have been quarantined at the Himmatnagar civil hospital. The parents of the girl did not
show any symptoms of Swine flu," Gandhi said.

The chief district health officer (CDHO) of Sabarkantha Dr H S Patel said that that they are awaiting the test results
from NICD, Delhi.

"As the girl was suffering from cold we sent the sample for testing to be on the safe side," Patel said.