Swine influenza a H1N1 – 80 cases in India

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Health screening of passengers coming from affected countries is continuing in 22 International airports in India. 51,140 passengers have been screened on 25.6.2009 of which 29,550 passengers were from affected countries.

224 doctors and 112 paramedics are manning 77 counters at these airports. A cumulative total of 24,28,173 passengers have been screened.

Two new cases have been reported today one each from Delhi and Mumbai. The case from Mumbai is a 15 year old female who traveled from USA reached Delhi on 22.6.2009 and traveled to Mumbai by Train on 23.6.2009. She had complaints of fever, cough and running nose and reported to identified health facility at Mumbai on 25.6.2009. The case from Delhi is a 18 year old female and a contact of earlier positive case. She had fever, cough, sore throat and nasal catarrh and admitted in the identified health facility in Delhi on 25.6.2009.

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

629 persons have been tested so far of which 80 are positive for Influenza A H1N1 [Swine]. Of these, seven are indigenous cases, who got the infection from the positive cases who traveled from abroad. The rest of the samples have been found negative for the novel virus. 176 out of the 629 persons have been identified through entry screening, twenty one through contact tracing and the rest were self reported.

Of the 80 cases, 56 have been discharged. Rest of them remain admitted to the identified health facility.

The situation is being monitored.

World Health Organization has reported 55867 laboratory confirmed cases of influenza A/H1N1 infection from 108 countries as on 24th June 2009. There have been 238 deaths. No further update is available.

Source: Press Information Bureau, India

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