New Delhi, India (BBN)- India reported two more cases of the deadly virus of swine flu on Sunday, taking the total confirmed cases to 10, health officials said.
Those who tested positive for influenza A (H1N1) include a 25-year-old man, who sat in close proximity to a techie who had returned from the US on May 31 and tested positive for the disease.
“The man travelled with the passenger, who was tested positive, by British Airways flight BA 277 on May 31. All his close contacts are being traced and would be quarantined,” Indian health ministry said in a press statement.
Seven cases are from Hyderabad, which also reported the first case in the country on May 16 this year.
A 35-year-old man, who reached Delhi from New York on June 2, was also tested positive for the flu.
“He developed flu-like symptoms two days after reaching Delhi and tested positive for it. The man is on home quarantine and his contacts have been provided with medicine,” the ministry said.
Meanwhile three suspect cases — one each at Kochi, Delhi and Kolkata — have been isolated at the identified health facility, according to the statement.
On Saturday, the country’s first case of human-to-human transmission of the deadly virus of swine flu was reported on Saturday in Hyderabad.
This is the first indigenous case of swine flu in India, doctors and health officials confirmed.
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