12 new cases of influenza A (H1N1) reported from India

Twelve new cases of influenza A (H1N1) were reported today from India---six from Bangalore, two each from Kozhikode and Delhi, and one each from Hyderabad and Amritsar.

With these, the total number of confirmed cases of the virus reported from India so far has risen to 128, an official statement said.

The new cases in Bangalore include a 27-year-old man, who arrived from Seoul, South Korea, on June 28 and was admitted to hospital after complaining of fever and cough.

Another 26-year-old youth, who arrived from Japan via Bangkok on June 28, reported to the hospital yesterday with complaints of weakness, cough and headache.

A 49-year-old man and a nine-year-old girl of the same family who arrived in Bangalore on June 25 from New Jersey in the United States on June 25, developed symptoms of fever, sore throat and cough on July 1. Two other members of this family who had travelled in the same group had tested positive for the virus earlier.

The other two new cases in Bangalore were a 23-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl, who are close relatives of the same family, who had no travel history.

The two cases in Delhi are of a 17-year-old boy, who arrived from Brisbane, Australia, via Bangkok on July 1 and was detected at the airport with symptoms of the flu, and a six-year-old girl, who had arrived from the US on June 29 and was brought to hospital with headache and fever on July 2.

The cases in Kozhikode are of an eight-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl who arrived there from Abu Dhabi on June 27. Their mother had tested positive earlier.

The case in Hyderabd is of a 30-year-old man who had arrived from Los Angeles in the US via London on July 1. He was detected with symptoms of the flu during the screening at the airport and admitted to hospital, the statement said.

In Amritsar, an 11-year-old boy who arrived on July 1 from Toronto was detected with symptoms during the airport screening and taken to hospital.

Of the 128 positive cases, as many as 82 have already been discharged, while the rest are undergoing treatment in hospital, the statement added.


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