Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Times of India: New cases of AH1N1 in India

Two new cases of swine flu have been reported in the city. Senior officials in the ministry of health and family welfare said the patients were admitted to a city hospital last week with symptoms of the viral influenza and laboratory tests were conducted with samples of their nasal swab.

No deaths have been reported yet in this season. Delhi health minister A K Walia has said he is soon going to hold a meeting of the health officials concerned to discuss the steps required to tackle a possible increase in the cases of swine flu and dengue. The first dengue case for this season was also reported last week at AIIMS.

"The H1N1 virus was present in the environment. Moderate temperature and humidity are conducive to spreading of the influenza virus. Last year, the first case of the influenza virus was reported around June.

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