India reports one more swine flu case in Delhi

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New Delhi, Jun 9: A health official on Monday, Jun 8 said that one more swine flu case has been reported in the national capital.

A 35-year-old man, who tested positive for influenza A (H1N1) is being treated, transmitted the virus to his mother, making it the first human-to-human transmission case in Delhi, the official said.

Shiv Lal, the head of the National Institute of Communicable Disease (NICD) said, "Yes, we now have a total of 11 cases in the country. The 35-year-old man who tested positive Sunday has transmitted the virus to his mother,"

Ghulam Nabi Azad, health minister said that there is no need to panic as all precautions have been taken against the spread of the virus.

Health minister said that the ministry has made a 'lot of arrangement' and 'airport screening would be tightened. He also said, "There is no reason for panic because we have taken all the precautions."

He added, "The Health Ministry already has the labs, but they are for testing different diseases. They would be prepared for H1N1 flu also and the lab technicians and doctors would be trained within a week."

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