Swine flu: Two people hospitalised in Kolkata
Posted on: 01:52 PM IST May 28, 2009
Kolkata: A woman and her one-year-old child were admitted to a city hospital with symptoms of swine flu after they landed at the international airport.
"Forty-three-year-old Susmita Biswas and her baby, Gibson were admitted to Beliaghata Infectious Diseases Hospital with symptoms of swine flu. Their blood samples have been sent to New Delhi for tests," Medical Officer of the airport, Dr Amaresh Dey said.
Biswas lives in Canada and came from Frankfurt in a Lufthansa flight late last night, airport sources said.
In the past ten days, four persons have been hospitalised with symptoms of swine flu, but all of them tested negative after tests.
The global swine flu death toll has crossed the 100 mark with four new fatalities reported in Mexico and one in the United States. These are two countries where the outbreak was first reported.
Right before the latest North American deaths, the World Health Organisation had reported the global toll at 95, with over 13,398 people in 48 countries infected with the (H1N1)A virus since it was first uncovered last month.
According to official sources, the four deaths in Mexico have increased the toll to 89 with 100 new infections in the country, bringing the total to 4,821 in Mexico.
A second Swine flu death in Chicago brought the US toll to 15. Two more countries, the Dominican Republic and Uruguay, have each reported their first two confirmed cases of Swine flu, raising the number of countries with cases to 50.