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Two swine flu cases in Coimbatore

Aarti Dhar

NEW DELHI: Two confirmed cases of A (H1N1) influenza have been reported from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.

The patients — a 34-year-old woman and her five-year-old son — travelled to India from the United States via Dubai on May 28. They have been admitted to an identified facility in Coimbatore and put on Oseltamivir and are at present afebrile.

According to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, all their local contacts have been traced, and their health status is being monitored. The passengers of the flights in which they travelled are being traced and have been advised to monitor their health. After reaching Chennai from the U.S. on May 28, they travelled to Coimbatore by a domestic flight the same day. They reported to the identified health facility as the child had fever before leaving the U.S.

Three cases so far

So far three A (H1N1) cases have been identified in the country, but these are people who had travelled to the affected countries. There has been no spread of the disease.

Screening of passengers from the affected countries is continuing at 21 international airports. Over 47,707 passengers were screened on June 1 and 21,274 of them were from the affected countries. A total of 221 doctors and 88 paramedics have been deployed to man 76 counters. Two passengers who arrived at the Delhi airport were shifted to the isolation facility.

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