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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

India : 12 cases of swine flu detected in Pune, authorities on alert

Via Hindustan Times :

" Detection of about 12 Swine flu cases in the last fortnight here has put health authorities on alert, with two patients reported to be critical. Some of the cases have been detected in a "pro-active" research survey, undertaken by the city-based National Institute of Virology (NIV) in a locality here while other non-specified areas, too, have reported H1N1 infections.

"While the cases detected by NIV are being treated as outdoor patients without admission, other cases, which include two critical ones, call for a greater surveillance, as Pune had not reported any fatality on account of Swine flu in the last year," Dr Pradip Awate, State swine flu surveillance officer, said.

Two of the three critical patients, admitted to ICU in different hospitals, were put on ventilator, health officials said."

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