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3 test positive for swine flu; total now 20

3 test positive for swine flu; total now 20

Bangalore / Jalandhar: A mother-child duo from Bangalore and a school student from Jalandhar tested positive for swine flu, taking the total number of cases in the country to 20 today.

A 29-year-old woman and her three-year-old child, quarantined at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases in Bangalore, have tested positive, Director of Health and Family Welfare Services Usha Vasunkar said. The duo had arrived at Bangalore airport from New Jersey on 12 June.

Meanwhile, the other three suspect cases, a couple and a woman, who were also quarantined at the institute, have tested negative, she told PTI.

In Jalandhar, Civil Surgeon Dr S.S. Walia said a student of local Guru Amar Dass Public School has been found positive for swine flu and admitted to a Delhi hospital. The student was part of a 30-member group that returned on Saturday from an educational trip to the US.

A team of doctors was visiting the residences of other 29 students to take their blood samples, Walia said.

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