Swine flu case reported in city


Pune: June 23, 2009 – A 24-year old IT professional from Pune who flew in after a short stay in the US and UK, has tested positive for influenza A (H1N1), a health official said here on Monday.

The man arrived in Mumbai on June 15, travelled to Lucknow and Delhi and then came to Pune on June 18. He developed symptoms of H1N1 flu during his stay in Delhi. After returning to Pune, he volunteered to get examined at Naidu Hospital, a designated H1N1 flu treatment centre, following which he was quarantined on June 20.


“The National Institute of Virology (NIV), where his throat swab report were forwarded for a lab test, confirmed the presence of the H1N1 virus,” C R Awate, head of the Swine Flu Control Room in Mumbai told TOI. Though the patient’s condition is described as normal’, he is likely to be kept in hospital for at least a week, added Awate.


This is the first confirmed case of swine flu in Pune, although more than 20 suspected cases were reported and proved negative over the past month, said Awate.


“We will start contacting all those who came in contact with him in Lucknow and Delhi, to put a check on further transmission,” said Awate. The IT professional is a resident of Kothrud.


Meanwhile, another suspected case of H1N1 influenza, a 27-year-old who arrived here from the US, has been kept under observation and quarantined at Naidu Hospital on Monday. He is a software professional who is also a resident of Kothrud. “He returned to the city after a short stay in the US and showed typical signs of swine flu like sore throat, fever etc. He volunteered to get himself examined. Throat swab samples have been forwarded to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) for lab tests. The reports will be out on Tuesday,” said D V Barathe, medical officer at Naidu Hospital.

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