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Cases of Swine Flu in the Capital Increase to 35

by Julia Samuel on December 31, 2014 at 2:59 PM
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Cases of Swine Flu in the Capital Increase to 35

The tested positive for swine flu in the national capital, has taken the number of H1N1 influenza cases to reach 35 in the year 2014.

Swine influenza or 'Swine flu' is a type of influenza caused by the Type A swine influenza virus (SIV), that commonly infects pigs.

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In humans, 'swine flu' is known to be caused by H1N1, H1N2, H3N1, H3N2 and H2N3 subtypes of the type A influenza virus, while in pigs the disease is caused by the widely prevalent strains H1N1, H3N2, and H1N2.

Residents of INA colony, A five-year-old child and his 33-year-old mother tested positive for swine flu after they underwent a check up at a clinic nearby.
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Another 33-year-old woman also tested positive, said Charan Singh, Additional Director (Public Health), Delhi Government.

"With these, nine cases of swine flu have been reported in the national capital so far this month," he added. Singh said a total 35 cases of swine flu have been reported in Delhi since January 1 till date.

Doctors at the private hospital in the capital said that reports of tests conducted on the patient who was admitted to the hospital on December 25 with swine flu symptoms, confirmed that he has contracted the virus.

Dr A Dogra, said, the hospital had kept the patient "who showed all clinical symptoms of swine flu" in isolation ward. "It was only on Tuesday afternoon that reports of the test conducted on him confirmed that he has swine flu. We have referred him to RML Hospital in Delhi."

Source: Medindia
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