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Woman air passenger turns swine flu suspect

kolkata Updated: Jun 08, 2009 07:52 IST

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An India-born woman air passenger from Singapore was sent to a state-run hospital on Sunday, hours after arrival at the N S C Bose International Airport in Kolkata for suspected swine flu symptoms.

Airport sources said Sutapa Bhattacharya (48), who was separated from her accompanying teenage son and husband shortly after alighting from a Singapore Airlines flight last night, was referred to Infectious Disease Hospital, Beliaghata, this afternoon.

The swab samples of Bhattacharya, who had running fever and complained of breathlessness at the airport lounge shortly after arrival last midnight, would be sent to NICD later.

The woman was on way to her native place Kalyani, in Nadia district, less than 50 km from here.

This was the second case of a woman detained at airport and sent to hospital for suspected swine flu symptoms in the city in the past fortnight. However, in the previous case the NRI woman passenger from Canada and her baby had both tested negative.