Swine flu monitoring is continuing at Indian airports

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World Health Organization has reported 12,954 laboratory confirmed cases of influenza A/H1N1 infection from 46 countries as on 26th May 2009. There have been 92 deaths.

Health screening of passengers coming from affected countries is continuing in 21 International airports.

41467 passengers have been screened on 27.5.2009. Around 14666 passengers were from affected countries. One passenger disembarking at Delhi has been referred to identified health facility. 221 doctors and 88 paramedics have been deployed to man 76 counters at the above airports. Till date about10.40 lakh passengers have been screened.

So far samples of 112 persons have been tested. This includes the one which tested positive for Influenza A [H1N1]. The rest have been found negative for re-assorted Influenza A [H1N1]. Out of 112 persons, 40 were identified through health screening at International Airports and the rest were samples from persons who have self reported.

The situation is being monitored.

Chinese Taipei has reported 4 confirmed cases of influenza A (H1N1) with 0 deaths.

Source: Press Information Bureau, India

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