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Indian city maps H1N1 influenza outbreak

Pune, India: In order to tackle the spread of H1N1 influenza in the city, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) in India mapped all the areas where patients with symptoms of swine flu (H1N1 influenza) were detected. According to a report published in an Indian daily, Pune Mayor, Vaishali Bankar said that the task of mapping suspected areas has been taken up and further steps will be planned on these observations.

So far, 33 positive cases of swine flu have been detected in the city, the municipal body announced. There are five critically ill swine flu patients in Pune district at present. “We have enough stock of Tamiflu tablets. The screening of suspected patients is being undertaken at 47 PMC-run hospitals and 13 private hospitals in the city. All suspected patients are being administered Tamiflu doses. The civic body has set up a process to send the swabs of suspected patients to National Institute of Virology (NIV),” Bankar stated.

Source: TOI