Swine flu: One more tests positive

 The 24-year-old graduate student from New York, who was screened at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases (RGICD) tested positive on Monday, and has been admitted at the Institute for treatment.

The student who landed at Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) early Monday morning, was referred to the RGICD after the initial screening. Throat swabs were sent to National Institute of Virology, Pune while he was under house quarantine. He was on vacation in Bangalore, sources said.

Of the seven throat swabs sent to NIV, Pune, on Monday, six tested negative while one tested positive, the sources added. The throat swabs of parents of the student who tested positive have been sent to NIV, Pune, as well as they were in close contact with him, he said. We have started chemoprophylaxis treatment for the parents.

On Tuesday, 12 patients who came to the institute voluntarily, were screened, and of them six throat swabs were sent for scanning. The four throat swabs which tested positive, have been sent to NIV, Pune. Currently there are five positive cases admitted at RGICD.  The patients at Lakeside Hospital were discharged on Tuesday. A total of 2,938 passengers at BIA and 165 in Mangalore were screened.

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