60 year old woman found positive for H1N1, Delhi

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The 60 year old mother of the positive case [reported at Delhi on 7.6.2009] complained of mild symptoms and also tested positive. She got the infection from her son. They are on oseltamivir. All their contacts have been put on chemoprophylaxis.

World Health Organization has reported 25,288 laboratory confirmed cases of influenza A/H1N1 infection from 73 countries as on 8th June 2009. There have been 139 deaths. Country-wise details annexed.

Health screening of passengers coming from affected countries is continuing in 21 International airports. 46963 passengers have been screened on 8.6.2009. Around 19856 passengers were from affected countries. 221 doctors and 90 paramedics have been deployed to man 76 counters at the above airports. Four suspect cases, one each at Bangalore, Mumbai and two at Delhi have been isolated at the identified health facility.

So far samples of 185 persons have been tested of which eleven have been tested positive for novel Influenza A [H1N1]. Of these, two are indigenous cases who got the infection from the positive cases traveled from abroad. The rest of the samples have been found negative for the novel virus. Samples of four persons are under process. Of these, 69 were identified through health screening at International Airports and the rest were samples from persons who have self reported.

Today, the Hon’ble Minister for Health and Family Welfare reviewed the situation with the senior officials of the Ministry.

The situation is being monitored.

Source: Press Information Bureau, India

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