Back from Bangkok holiday, 3 infected with swine flunoida Updated: Jul 07, 2017 22:45 IST
The three people, who were suspected to be infected with swine flu, were advised to stay in isolation.(Sakib Ali/ HT Photo)
Three people -- who had gone on a vacation to Bangkok along with 10 others -- are suspected to be suffering from swine flu, the district health department officials said on Thursday.
The three people include an 11-year-old boy, his 45-year-old mother, and another man , also 45, from a different family in Ghaziabad. The families are from Gandhi Nagar and Nehru Nagar localities here. The health department has collected their samples and sent them for further testing at a government lab in Delhi.
“The mother and the child suffered from cold and fever in Bangkok itself. After the families returned, the two tested positive for swine flu at a private hospital in Ghaziabad. After a couple of days, a male member of another family developed some symptoms and also tested positive for swine flu at the private hospital,” said GK Mishra, district malaria officer.
“All three are under treatment at the hospital. They have been advised to be in isolation. They are showing signs of recovery now and there is no need to hospitalise them. Their other family members have also been provided preventive medicines. We received the samples of the three suspected swine flu patients and sent them for further testing to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Delhi. If NCDC reports are positive, the three patients can be termed positive for swine flu,” Mishra added.
Officials said they have enough stock of medicines and will soon procure syrup used for swine flu treatment. The department is also gearing up with facilities and have also made two isolation wards at district MMG Hospital and the Sanjay Nagar Combined district hospital.
According to the district health officials, 625 persons tested positive for swine flu in 2015 and five of them died. However, there were no positive cases of swine flu in 2016 in Ghaziabad district.