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Third case of swine flu in Delhi

Last updated on: June 11, 2009 00:17 IST
Delhi on Wednesday got its third case of swine flu with a person who has returned from Boston recently testing positive for the virus. The result for the latest case was positive, National Institute of Communicable Diseases Director Shivlal said.

The test results are awaited for five other persons who have reported swine flu symptoms-- two in Mumbai and three in Delhi, a senior health ministry official said.

All of them have been placed in isolation wards at designated health facilities, he added.

The family or social contacts of those found positive for the disease in Delhi and Hyderabad are on Tamiflu drug and they are being monitored.

As of now, no family of social contacts has reported symptoms. Meanwhile, the health screening of passengers from swine-flu affected countries continued at 21 international airports on Wednesday.

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