Dhaka, Bangladesh (BNN)- Those, who intend to travel to India, are advised that Indian authorities continue to screen incoming passengers for influenza A (H1N1), Indian High Commission said.
As part of screening, there could be quarantine and hospitalization in case of detection of symptoms connected with flu, an Indian High Commission press statement said in the capital, Dhaka on Thursday.
For this purpose, 221 doctors and 111 paramedics have been deployed at 76 counters at all international airports in India, according to the statement.
A total of 20,07,408 passengers have been screened till June 16. Of the passengers, samples of 329 persons have been tested of which 35 have been tested positive for novel influenza A (H1N1).
Of these, only two are indigenous cases who got the infection from the positive cases traveled from abroad. The rest of the samples have been found negative for the novel virus.
Among the 329 tested, 109 were identified through health screening at international airports, 14 identified through contact tracing and the rest were samples from persons who have self reported.
Of the 35 cases, 12 have been discharged. Rests of the passengers are all stable and remain admitted in identified health facility, the High Commission said.
“The situation is being constantly monitored by Indian authorities,” the statement noted.
BBN/SS/SI/AD-19June09-1:16 am (BST)