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By Live Dr - Thu Jun 18, 9:58 am

Three more persons including a 12-year-old boy have been confirmed with swine flu infection Thursday in Bangalore, taking the total number of people who have tested positive for the pandemic flu in the country to 38.
“Two businessman, aged 38 and 48, who arrived in the IT city from Bangkok a couple of days back were found positive with A H1N1 virus. The 12-year-old boy had returned from Los Angeles,” S. Buggi, director of the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases in Bangalore, told IANS over the telephone.

“Of the 15 patients from whom we took samples couple of days back, three were found positive with the flu. But there is nothing to worry, all of them are doing well and healthy. We have kept them in isolation wards,” he said, adding that the boy’s family tested negative.

With these fresh cases, Bangalore has reported five flu cases so far and all of them are undergoing treatment at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases.

Four people including a six-year-old boy tested positive for swine flu in the national capital Wednesday.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has already given a pandemic status to swine flu. According to the global health watch dog, at least 76 countries have officially reported 35,928 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection, including 163 deaths. Most of these deaths have been reported from Mexico and the US.

New Delhi/Bangalore, June 18 (IANS) Three more people, including a 12-year-old boy, have been confirmed with swine flu in Bangalore Thursday, taking the total number of people who have tested positive for the pandemic flu in the country to 38.
“Two businessman, aged 38 and 48, who arrived in the IT city from Bangkok a couple of days back were found positive with A H1N1 virus. The 12-year-old boy had returned from Los Angeles,” S. Buggi, director of the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases in Bangalore, told IANS.

“Of the 15 patients from whom we took samples couple of days back, three were found positive with the flu. But there is nothing to worry, all of them are doing well and healthy. We have kept them in isolation wards,” he said, adding that the boy’s family has tested negative.

With these fresh cases, Bangalore has reported five flu cases so far and all of them are undergoing treatment at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases.

“The 29-year-old woman and her three-year-old daughter, the first two confirmed cases to be suffering from H1N1 influenza in Bangalore, are recovering now and are under medication. Their latest throat swab samples have turned negative,” said Buggi.

“However, they still need to stay at the hospital for another week to completely recover from the virus influenza,” he added.

With the rise in swine flu cases, the director of health and family services of Bangalore has made arrangements in city hospitals like Victoria Hospital and Lake View for isolation wards.

Four people, including a six-year-old boy, tested positive for swine flu in the national capital Wednesday.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has already given a pandemic status to swine flu.

According to the global health watch dog, at least 76 countries have officially reported 35,928 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection, including 163 deaths. Most of these deaths have been reported from Mexico and the US.

Bhopal, June 18 (IANS) Another case of negligence in preparing the midday meal for students has surfaced in Madhya Pradesh, with a lizard found in the lunch served to students in an Indore city school, officials said.
The lizard was found Wednesday in the meal prepared for the students of the Government Hindi Primary School-27 in Indore.

“This is not the first case where poor quality food has been supplied. In the past, cockroaches have been found in the meal served by the Nandi Foundation, but complaints against it have failed to yield any results,” principal Badrilal Rathore said.

Ravindra Jatav, a former student of the school and vice-president of the Shikshak Palak Sangh, cited the Nandi Foundation officials as maintaining that since the food is prepared at a high temperature “any creature cannot survive in it”, and even if it is present, “it becomes harmless”.

The school has a total of 60 students studying from standard I to V, but only around 15 children come during the summer break for partaking midday meal served by the Hyderabad-based NGO Nandi Foundation in all urban areas of the state.

The school help Kamla Bai was the first to spot the lizard in the food, and immediately informed principal Badrilal Rathore, who stopped the food being served to students and informed the NGO.

The Nandi Foundation was given the task of supplying the midday meals to around 60,000 students at 348 primary schools and 184 middle schools of the state. But ever since its implementation, the scheme has been in the limelight more for the poor quality meals being provided to the students and instances of lizards, cockroaches and frogs being found in the served food.

A few weeks ago, a piece of angle-iron was found in the meal being served at the Government Obaidia High School. On May 28, a frog was found in the meal being served to students of the Sarojini Naidu Higher Secondary School in the state capital. The lizard in food is the third such incidence in recent days.

“I am on leave but have received information about a lizard being found in the food. During inspections too, it has several times come to light that the menu prescribed for food by the state government is not being followed,” said S.B. Singh, the joint director for school education (Indore-Ujjain division).

An eight-year-old girl Thursday tested positive for influenza A(H1N1) here, taking the total number of swine flu cases in Andhra Pradesh to 14 — the highest in India.
Doctors at the Government Chest Hospital said the girl, who had come from New Jersey, was confirmed to be infected after her samples were tested at the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), New Delhi.

She is the seventh child to have tested positive since May 16, when India’s first swine flu case was confirmed here.

The girl has been quarantined and is being treated at the Chest Hospital, the nodal centre for swine flu cases.

The latest case increased the number of patients at the hospital to eight, including two suspected cases. Eight others who tested positive were treated and discharged from the hospital in the past month.

A nine-year-old boy, who also came from New Jersey, was found to be infected Tuesday.

Except one, all infected people came from abroad. The lone local resident who was found infected without travelling abroad contracted the virus from his brother, a techie who had come from Philadelphia.

The hospital is also awaiting test results of two suspected cases, which include a youth who arrived here Wednesday from Kuwait.

The medical teams posted at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here are screening all international air passengers. On an average, the authorities are screening 2,000 passengers every day. They have so far screened over 125,000 passengers since April 30.

Those found with visible symptoms are being quarantined and sent directly to the Chest Hospital. So far, the hospital has received 55 suspected cases but only 14 of them tested positive.

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