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Swine flu: 30 cases in all,17 of them children

Two-thirds of those tested postive for the H1N1 virus in the state are from Pune. Till date,30 people have been infected with H1N1 virus (swine flu) in Pune,of which 17 are children.

Written by Express News Service | Pune |
July 23, 2009 4:03:36 am

Two-thirds of those tested postive for the H1N1 virus in the state are from Pune. Till date,30 people have been infected with H1N1 virus (swine flu) in Pune,of which 17 are children.

Dr Pradeep Awate,in charge of the swine flu control cell in Mumbai,said a total of 47 cases were reported in Maharashtra,of which 30 were from Pune.

The latest case is that of a six-year-old from class I of the Abhinav English Medium School. On Wednesday,four persons tested positive and these include two children from the school — one from class V and the other from class I. A 72-year-old grandmother of a class VIII student of the school has also been infected. All of them have been admitted to Naidu Hospital.

A 30-year-old IT consultant who arrived from Australia and halted in Pune has also tested positive for the virus and has been admitted to the Aundh General Hospital,where a 20-bed facility has been set up. With the 20-bed ward fully occupied at Naidu Hospital,the IT consultant was sent to Aundh General Hospital.

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Dr Nitin Bilawalikar,resident medical officer of the hospital,said the 30-year-old was admitted on Tuesday with symptoms of swine flu and the throat swab samples were sent to the National Institute of Virology. The samples tested positive for the virus and the treatment has started.

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