No Swine Flu in India, NRI's test results negative

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New Delhi, Apr 30: The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that India has not reported any case of Swine Flu and that the country is capable of handling the situation in the case of an outbreak. The test results of a possible swine flu case of an Hyderabadi NRI has been found to be negative.

"There has been no suspected case in India," said J.P.Narain, director communicable disease in the WHO regional office for Southeast Asia.

When asked about the reports of the NRI who flew in from Texas, he said "We spoke to the Indian health officials and they told us that the laboratory results (of the NRI) were negative."

However he did not deny that the 'strong signal of the pandemic is imminent'.

India will still be taking all precautionary steps. The country has put its surveillance in place to check the influenza from slipping in. Heavy screening procedures in Indian airports are still intact checking people travelling from affected areas.

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