4 new cases in Delhi, 1 in Mumbai, 1 in Pune, India

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63 swine influenza cases are notified in India till date. Health screening of passengers coming from affected countries is continuing in 22 International airports. 44691 passengers have been screened on 21.6.2009.

27345 passengers were from affected countries. 224 doctors and 112 paramedics have been deployed to man 77 counters at the above airports. A cumulative total of 2237184 passengers have been screened.

Four new cases have been reported today, where two from Delhi and one each is from Mumbai and Pune.

Of the two cases in Delhi, one is 25 years old male passenger who had travelled from USA to New Delhi on 17 June, 2009 and self reported to identified health facility on 20th June with complaints of sore throat. The second case is a 29 year old female, who travelled from Canada to Delhi transiting Belgium, reached Delhi on 18 June, 2009 and reported to health facility with symptoms of body ache, cough, fever on 20 June, 2009. The Pune case is a 24 year old male passenger who had travelled from USA to Pune transiting London, Mumbai and reached Pune on 15 June 2009. He travelled to Lucknow via Delhi and back to Pune on 20.06.09 and reported to identified health facility with symptoms of sore throat, cough, body-ache and fever. The second case is that of a 23 year old female who travelled from Melbourne transiting Sydney reaching Mumbai on 19.06.09. She self reported to identified health facility on 20.06.09 with symptoms of cough and fever.

An indigenous case, 66 year old, and mother of a positive case (reported positive on 17.06.09) was admitted to identified health facility in Delhi. She was tested positive and her treatment was started immediately. She is also a known case of chronic respiratory illness which deteriorated yesterday and she was put on ventilator. She continues to be on ventilator. A group of experts are attending to her.

460 persons have been tested so far of which 63 are positive for Influenza A H1N1 [Swine flu]. Of these, six cases are indigenous cases who got the infection from the positive cases travelled from abroad. The rest of the samples have been found negative for the novel virus. 144 out of the 460 persons have been identified through entry screening, twenty through contact tracing and the rest were self reported.

Of the 63 cases, thirty seven have been discharged. Rest of the patients remain admitted to the identified health facility.

The situation is being monitored.

World Health Organization has reported 44287 laboratory confirmed cases of influenza A H1N1 infection from 94 countries as on 19th June 2009. There have been 180 deaths. (No further update is available).

Source: Press Information Bureau, India

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