Five new swine flu cases, now 169 in India
Five people, including two children, were detected with swine flu on Friday, taking the total number of influenza A (H1N1) infections in India to 169, health officials said.delhi Updated: Jul 10, 2009 21:02 IST
Five people, including two children, were detected with swine flu on Friday, taking the total number of influenza A (H1N1) infections in India to 169, health officials said.
"One thousand and seventy-eight people have been tested so far, of whom 169 were positive for influenza A (H1N1)," a statement issued here said.
"Of the 169 positive cases, 118 have been discharged," it added.
Health officials said of the five new laboratory-confirmed cases, two were from Delhi, followed by and one each from Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune.
In Delhi, a father-son duo were detected with the virus. The 31-year-old man had travelled from Bangkok and reached Delhi July 2. On July 8, he developed swine-flu like symptoms. The man's eight-year-old son also developed fever. Both tested positive for the flu Friday.
In Bangalore, a five-year old girl who had come from New York with her family tested positive Friday.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 94,512 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza A (H1N1) were reported from 135 countries till July 6. There have been 429 deaths worldwide, mostly in Mexico and the US.