Two girls test positive for swine flu, toll rises to three in Gujarat

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Ahmedabad, July 12 (ANI): Two girls from Ahmedabad were reported to have tested positive for swine flu and two others were suspected to have the disease on Sunday in Gujarat.

The girls were a part of a troop of students who had gone to the US on a year-long cultural-cum-educational programme organised by an NGO.

"The group returned to New Delhi on July 5 and the girls boarded the Ashram Express next day from the National Capital and reached Ahmedabad on July 7," Principal Secretary (Health) Ravi Saxena said.

The positive and the suspected victims have been kept in the isolation ward of the civil hospital in Ahmedabad.

"Two other member of the group, a girl and a caretaker were also suspected of the Swine Flu symptoms and they too have been kept in isolation. Blood sample of all four were sent to National Institute of Communicable Disease (NICD) in New Delhi. Two girls tested positive for the disease," he added.

With the two confirmed cases the total number of reported Swine flu has rose to three in Gujarat. (ANI)

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