Four more swine flu cases in Delhi, total 39

Out of the new cases, two cases were that of human to human transmission cases while two of the affected persons including a woman flew into Delhi from the United States and Japan.

"Four more persons have tested positive for swine flu. One travelled from the US , another from Japan and two others are from the capital," Delhi Health Minister Kiran Walia told reporters here.

Walia said the government is awaiting the lab results of 12 suspected patients.
Delhi government sources said the two affected persons had contracted the disease from relatives who tested positive. The relatives have returned from abroad.

With this, the number of swine flu infected patients in Delhi has risen to 14, out of which six have already been discharged from hospital after treatment.

In Bhubhaneswar, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said the swine flu is under control in the country as the government had taken "effective" and "extraordinary" measures.

"The presence of H1N1 virus is very negligible in the country...While the US, whose population is about one fourth of ours, has recorded around 18,000 cases of swine flu and 45 deaths, in India only 35 cases have been reported so far," Azad said.

Walia said they were installing air conditioners in all isolation wards identified for treating the affected people.

Six hospitals have been identified for treating swine flu affected people in the capital, she said.

In Pune, five fresh cases of suspected swine flu have been reported during the last two days.

A family of three comprising a 30-year-old woman and her two children who arrived from Singapore were among the five persons admitted to a hospital here. The remaining two cases were that of two young men coming here from the US.

Two suspected cases have been reported from Akola in Maharashtra and Ahmedabad.
With most of the swine flu affected people coming from the US, the government said that country should on its own start screening outbound passengers for symptoms of the disease.

New Delhi has also asked the developed countries to take action to check the spread of swine flu at their end.

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