Swine flu figure climbs to 30 in West Bengal
The total number of swine flu cases in West Bengal rose to 30 after two people in the southern fringes of Kolkata tested positive for the H1N1 virus, a health department official said.kolkata Updated: Aug 15, 2009 23:00 IST
The total number of swine flu cases in West Bengal rose to 30 after two people in the southern fringes of Kolkata tested positive for the H1N1 virus on Saturday, a health department official said.
"With these two, the figure of swine flu infection in the state climbed to 30 on Saturday," Tapas Sen, the state's nodal officer for swine flu, told IANS.
However, there has been no report of any fatality in the state so far.
According to health department sources, Abhradip Dutta and his sister Priyodarshini Dutta tested positive for swine flu and were admitted to the isolation ward of the MR Bangur Hospital on Saturday.
Earlier, 12 confirmed positive and three suspected swine flu affected patients had been admitted in the Beliaghata Infectious Diseases (ID) Hospital.
A high-level meeting chaired by state Chief Secretary Ashok Mohan Chakraborty has also been scheduled August 18 to assess the swine flu situation.
Meanwhile, the state's school education department had already issued advisories to the district school authorities about the essential measures required to be taken to combat the infection among children.