Swine flu reaches New Delhi, 2 infected

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New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): A case of human-to-human transmission of the deadly H1N1 influenza virus has been confirmed in the capital, in which a woman got infected from her infected son.

The 35-year-old man (name withheld) reportedly passed on the H1N1 virus to his 60-year-old mother, who had been nursing him for three days since his return from New York on June 2 through Air India flight (AI-102).

"Both the man and his mother were administered Tamiflu on June 4 even before their samples tested positive. The samples of the servants in the house have also been picked up. The man was travelling in the business class of Air India from New York, which had just one more passenger who is now being tracked down," said a Health Ministry official.

The infected man was put on quarantine inside his farmhouse at Rajokri near the Palam airport.

On Sunday, the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) confirmed that the man's mother had also tested positive.

However, the sample of mother has been sent to National Institute of Virology (Pune) for final confirmation. (ANI)

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