Nine new cases of influenza A reported from India

NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, June 18, 2009

India today reported nine new cases of influenza A (H1N1), including five from Delhi, three in Bangalore and one in Hyderabad.
With this, the total number of confirmed cases in the country so far has gone up to 44, an official statement said.
Three of the new cases reported from Delhi are of passengers who travelled to India from the United States, Japan and Australia. The other two cases are persons who have not travelled abroad but are relatives of a mother-and-child duo who had tested positive for the virus earlier.
Of the new cases in Bangalore, two persons had travelled from Thailand and the third from the United States. The case in Hyderabad is of a passenger who had travelled to India from the US.
All the patients are at present undergoing treatment in the identified isolation facilities, the statement said.
Of the 44 cases, 16 have already been been discharged, while the rest are in a stable condition, the statement said.
India continues to carry out health screening of passengers arriving from abroad, especially from the affected countries such as the United States and Mexico. More than 220 doctors and 110 paramedical personnel have been deployed at the 21 international airports in the country for the purpose. In all, more than two million passengers have been screened so far in the past few weeks, the statement added.