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With one more school student testing positive for the H1N1 virus on Thursday,Heath Minister Kiran Walia sought to pacify students and parents at St Thomas’ School,Mandir Marg,on Thursday.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
July 24, 2009 12:53:41 am

With one more school student testing positive for the H1N1 virus on Thursday,Heath Minister Kiran Walia sought to pacify students and parents at St Thomas’ School,Mandir Marg,on Thursday. “The government is prepared to treat the disease and control the outbreak,” she told the students.

There is a need to create awareness among students but there is no need to panic as the disease is “curable”,she added.

The number of confirmed swine flu cases in Delhi schools now stands at 22.

Principal Secretary (Health) J P Singh,said: “We have the best contact-tracing facilities and are taking care of the cases.”

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Meanwhile,a 52-year old man and a 26-year-old woman also tested positive for swine flu on Thursday.

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First published on: 24-07-2009 at 12:53:41 am

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