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Swine flu spreads, total cases mount to 23

Source: PTI
June 15, 2009 09:38 IST
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Swine flu spread to Bengaluru and Jalandhar as six more persons, including three children and two women, tested positive for the virus on their return from the US taking the total number of flu cases in the country to 23.
    
A 29-year-old woman and her three-year-old daughter, who arrived at Bengaluru airport from New Jersey on June 12, were
quarantined at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases in Bengaluru and tested positive, Director of Health and Family
Welfare Services Usha Vasunkar said, adding a couple and a woman were also quarantined but they tested negative.
    
In Jalandhar, Civil Surgeon Dr S S Walia said a student of Guru Amar Dass Public School has been found positive for
swine
flu and admitted to a Delhi hospital.
    
"Thirty-one students had gone for an educational trip to the US and when they came back yesterday, one of them was
found at Delhi Airport to have symptoms of swine flu. He accordingly was put to tests that found him positive," Walia told reporters, adding eight others of the group were having light fever.
    
"We are persuading parents of the eight students to keep their children in an isolated ward of civil hospital, so that they could be kept under observation till the report of their blood samples come from Delhi, where it were sent," principal of the school, Tarlochan Singh, said.
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