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Aug 10, 2009

SwineFlu 2 More Suspected

Two more suspected cases of A (H1N1) flu have been reported from Coimbatore. A four-year-old boy was admitted to the quarantine ward at the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital on Sunday and a 24-year-old woman put on house quarantine at Gobichettipalayam in Erode district as they had flu-like symptoms.

The boy and his parents, who were living in the city, had been to Mumbai recently. They returned by train on August 6. The boy had fever since Sunday morning. The parents brought him to the paediatrics ward the same evening. The doctors referred the case to the quarantine ward. Resident Medical Officer P. Sivaprakasam said blood samples and nasopharyngeal swabs of the boy would be taken on Monday and sent to the King’s Institute at Guindy in Chennai for tests.


The 24-year-old woman works in Mumbai as a software engineer. A native of obichettipalayam in Erode, she arrived here on Saturday by a flight from Mumbai. On reaching home, she developed fever and other flu-like symptoms and came to the hospital on Sunday morning. Her blood samples and nasopharyngeal swabs were sent to King’s Institute. She was, however, allowed to be on house quarantine at Gobichettipalayam.

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