The Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences on Wednesday confirmed five positive cases of swine flu in Lucknow. Two of the five are technicians and one is an employee of the institute itself all of who live near SGPGI campus. The exact sources of how they came in contact with the virus is,however,still not known. A team led by Chief Medical Officer (Lucknow) will now try to find how they got infected.
Experts,however,fear that some patients at the institute might have gone undetected infecting the technicians and the staff member. These cases are accidental detection of swine flu. They had come complaining cold and fever and some difficulty in breathing. When we did the test,they turned out to be positive. We have sent the report to the CMO office for further follow up, said TN Dhole,head of the microbiology department of the institute.
He said none of the employees lives inside the campus,so there could be a possibility of them getting infected from outside.
Chief Medical Officer (Lucknow) SNS Yadav said that he has not yet received report on five new cases. On the report of a suspected swine flu death reported on Tuesday,Yadav said: The report of the suspected death that took place in a private hospital on Tuesday has been declared negative by SGPGI. There is nothing to panic as swine flu can be managed through medication.