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Swine flu in India: Kolkata on high alert as two women test positive

Kolkata, Feb 10: Two women in Kolkata have tested positive for swine flu, a health department official said Tuesday. Both have been hospitalised. Two women have tested positive for the H1N1 influenza virus in Kolkata. They are being monitored constantly and adequate measures are being taken to contain the spread. The state is on alert, state health secretary Moloy De told IANS. (Read: Swine flu in India: 22-year-old pregnant woman dies, 4 more suspects in Indore)

De said both patients were admitted in private hospitals and the condition of one of them, who recently visited Mumbai, was critical. He said the central medical store has been instructed to stock Oseltemavir tablets and masks. Hospitals and medical colleges have been asked to be vigilant and be ready with facilities for treating H1N1 cases. (Read: Swine flu India: 4 new cases in Lucknow, total cases 40)

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The union health ministry Friday reviewed the swine flu situation in various states, including Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat. More than 200 people have lost their lives to swine flu this year. (Read: Swine flu in India: 92 deaths out of 897 cases in Rajasthan this year)

Source: IANS

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