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Wednesday, May 6, 2009


World Health Organization has reported 1124 laboratory confirmed cases of influenza A/H1N1 infection with 26 deaths from twenty one countries. There are 286 laboratory confirmed human cases in USA with one death. Mexico has reported 590 cases including 25 deaths. The other countries which have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths are: Austria (1), Canada (140), Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China) (1), Costa Rica (1) Columbia (1) Denmark (1), El Salvador (2), France (4), Germany (8), Ireland (1), Israel (4), Italy (2), Netherlands (1), New Zealand (6), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (1) Spain (54), Switzerland (1) and United Kingdom (18).

Health screening of passengers coming from affected countries is continuing in 21 International airports at Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Calicut, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Varanasi, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Srinagar, Trichy and Trivandrum. A total of 36,323 passengers have been screened. Around 7725 passengers were from affected countries. 172 doctors and 83 paramedics have been deployed to man 68 counters at the above airports. So far samples of 15 persons have been tested and found negative for Influenza H1N1. Samples of five persons are under test.

As of now, no case has been reported in India. The situation is being monitored.

source : PIB

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