Five new cases of swine flu tested positive in Lucknow

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LUCKNOW: A two-and-half year old girl child who resides on the campus of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) was among the five new cases of swine flu (influenza A H1N1) tested positive in the city on Tuesday.

The total number of patents affected with the influenza till now in the city has gone up to 65.
A 24-year-old female doctor from Vastu Khand, Gomti Nagar in the vicnity of Kathauta lake was also one of the five cases. A 57-year-old man from Ruchi Khand, Sharda Nagar, a 48-year-old man from Dwarikpuri around SGPGI and a 29-year-old woman from Mira Bihar Colony on Rae Bareli road were all tested swine flu positive. All the cases were tested at the apex virology laboratory of SGPGI.
While the first case of the influenza was reported from SGPGI itself in February, the maximum number of cases, over 50 of them, were reported in the month of July, with the highest number of them being from SGPGI campus.
According to chief medical officer (CMO), Dr GS Bajpai, “The influenza virus is highly infectious and people need to take adequate precaution to not catch the infection and not to spread it to others either. The families of those reported positive on Tuesday were contacted and given Tamiflu so that if they have caught the infection, it can be treated simultaneously.”

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