India got 4 new cases of H1N1 today

Health screening of passengers coming from affected countries is continuing in 22 International airports in India. 51,648 passengers have been screened on 27.6.2009 of which 39,181 passengers were from affected countries.

224 doctors and 112 paramedics are manning 77 counters at these airports. A cumulative total of 25,33,934 passengers have been screened.

Four new cases are reported today: Hyderabad (1), Gurgaon (1), Kolkata (1) and Mumbai (1).

The case in Hyderabad is a 10 year old male child who had travelled from USA to Hyderabad transiting Frankfurt and Mumbai (AI 144) and reaching Hyderabad on 25.6.2009 (AI 140). He had self reported at the identified health facility on 26.6.09. The case in Gurgaon is an indigenous case and is the sister (12/F) of another positive case reported on 26.6.09. The case in Kolkata is a five and half year old female child who travelled from Bangkok by Thai Airways TG 313 reaching Kolkata on 26.6.09. Since she was found having symptoms at the airport, she was admitted in the isolation facility.

The case in Mumbai is 45 year old female, mother of the case reported on 26.6.09. She also travelled from USA to Delhi reaching Delhi on 22.6.09 and from Delhi to Mumbai by train, reaching Mumbai on 26.6.09 and self reported at identified health facility. The contacts are being traced.

The indigenous positive case [66 year old female] at Delhi, covered in earlier reports, is stable.

676 persons have been tested so far of which 93 are positive for Influenza A H1N1 [Swine]. 191 out of the 676 persons have been identified through entry screening, twenty seven through contact tracing and the rest were self reported.

Of the 93 positive cases, 61 have been discharged. Rest of them remains admitted to the identified health facility.

The situation is being monitored.

World Health Organization has reported 59814 laboratory confirmed cases of influenza A/H1N1 infection from 112 countries as on 26th June 2009. There have been 263 deaths. No further update is available.

Source: Press Information Bureau, India

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