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People in Pune rush to get H1N1 test done

August 05, 2009 16:31 IST

After Pune reported the country's first swine flu death, hundreds of people on Wednesday thronged a civic hospital to get themselves tested for the virus.

Wearing surgical masks, a large number of people queued up at the Naidu Hospital, the main referral centre for treating H1NI infection, leading to chaos that forced the authorities to call in the police.

A 14-year-old school girl died in the city due to swine flu on Tuesday.

A large number of anxious parents with their children have been visiting the hospital since then to get tested for the virus, hospital sources said.

The samples collected at the hospital are sent to the National Institute of Virology for further examination, they said.

Meanwhile, two fresh cases of swine flu were registered in the city taking the total number of H1N1 positive infection in Pune to 109.

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