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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Pakistan : Girl tests positive as 11th swine flu patient

Via The News :

" The Influenza Surveillance Lab at the National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad, confirmed another swine flu case on Tuesday, raising the total number of patients in Sindh to 11.

Rabia, 20, daughter of Qadir Bux and resident of Sukkur, was admitted to the Anwar Paracha Hospital with swine flu symptoms earlier this month. Her test samples were sent to the NIH, which confirmed that she was suffering from the deadly virus.

Dr Suresh Kumar, additional secretary health and incharge Swine Flu Surveillance Cell, said that the samples of a few more suspected swine flu patients were also sent to the NIH Islamabad for confirmation. He added that the sentinel influenza surveillance lab at the Civil Hospital Karachi had also started testing samples for all types of influenza."

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