Three tested positive for swine flu in Ghaziabad
The three people, including two minor boys, had returned from a vacation in Bangkok with symptoms of cold and cough.noida Updated: Jul 08, 2017 23:20 IST
Three people tested positive for H1N1 swine flu on Saturday. The district health department received confirmatory reports from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) of the three patients who had been to Bangkok along with 10 others.
The three were found positive in samples and testing done by a private hospital. The samples were then sent for confirmatory tests to NCDC by the Ghaziabad health department.
The three Ghaziabad residents returned from a vacation in Bangkok with symptoms of cold and cough. “The report of all three patients was found positive for H1N1 and Influenza A. They are under observation for 10 more days and also have been given treatment. Their family members have also been given preventive medicines and taking precautions. The patients are advised treatment in isolation,” said GK Mishra, a district malaria officer.
The three patients include two boys aged 11 and 14 and a woman aged 45 years. All three were found positive for swine flu. A total of 10 samples were sent for higher testing with NCDC.
“Out of ten samples, three have been found positive so far. We already have sufficient stock of medicine with us to deal with any swine flu outbreak in the district. The staff members of various health centers are also being trained about the procedure to take samples. This will help them to collect and send samples to the district health department so that we can expedite sending samples to NCDC,” Mishra added.
First Published: Jul 08, 2017 21:28 IST