Hyderabad, Aug 12 (ANI): A coach of the Malaysian badminton squad who is presently participating in the World Badminton Championship at Hyderabad was quarantined with symptoms of H1N1 virus.
He was admitted at the Andhra Pradesh Chest Hospital for observation and pathological tests after he showed signs of swine flu.
Dr. K. Subhakar, in-charge of Swine Flu Nodal Centre said that the sample of the coach has been sent for examination to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) in the national capital and they are awaiting the results.
Later addressing the media persons, Thomas Lund, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of World Badminton Federation (WBF) said that the coach has shown some sign of improvement and that it's unlikely that he may be infected with the virus.
"Yesterday he had fever. This morning they informed us this time there is no fever. So there is improvement in his condition and the assessment at this time is that the likelihood of him having H1N1 is very small but we are taking every precaution and investigating the matter and waiting for the results to come ," he added.
He also assured the players that there is no need to panic as they are talking every possible precaution to contain the spread of the H1N1 virus.
Andhra Pradesh has so far recorded 76 positive cases.
The World Health Organisation declared an H1N1 influenza epidemic on June 11. The virus has killed over 800 people worldwide since eruption in April. (ANI)