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Three swine flu cases confirmed in Kerala
[July 28, 2009]

Three swine flu cases confirmed in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 28, 2009 (Asia Pulse Data Source via COMTEX) -- In first confirmed cases of swine flu in southern state of Kerala, three persons, two of them women, tested positive for the A(H1N1) virus Sunday.

Of these, a 53-year-old woman and her 24-year-old son had arrived at the Nedumbassery Airport in Kochi on June 24 from Britain while another woman reached Karippur Airport in Kozhikode from Dubai the same day.

The National Institute of Communicable Diseases, to where their throat swab samples were sent for analysis, had telephonically informed the hospitals where they had been quarantined that these patients had tested positive for H1N1, Director of Health Services Dr Shylaja told PTI.

The mother and the son, who is a doctor in the UK, were guarantied in Perumbavur Taluk Hospital, Health Department sources said.

The woman, who arrived at Karippur airport, had been admitted to Kozhikode Government Beach hospital, sources said.

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