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Swine flu cases in Gujarat rise to five

Four suspected cases of swine flu in the city have turned out to be positive, taking the number of H1N1 virus infections reported from Gujarat to five, Health Department officials said on Sunday.

india Updated: Jul 12, 2009 20:56 IST

Four suspected cases of swine flu in the city have turned out to be positive, taking the number of H1N1 virus infections reported from Gujarat to five, Health Department officials said on Sunday.

Three girls and their caretaker who were part of All Friends Society (AFS) group which had returned from a year-long cultural-cum-educational exchange programme in the US on July 7 have tested positive.

Reports of two girls testing positive of swine flu had come from Delhi's National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Saturday, while the positive report of another girl and the caretaker came on Sunday, Principal Secretary (Health) Ravi Saxena told PTI.

"Result of three girls from the group AFS and its caretaker isolated at the civil hospital are positive, according to NICD, New Delhi," Saxena said.

One new case of suspected swine flu has been admitted to the civil hospital in Ahmedabad on Sunday by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) health officials, he said, adding the person had not travelled to foreign country but had came in contact with one of the three girls.

"Suspected swine flu case of a 40-year-old male has been admitted in isolation in the civil hospital by the AMC health officials on Sunday," he added.