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Two persons which includes an NRI of 34 years old are being suspected to be infected with swine flu after both the patients have been tested positive for the H1N1 virus in a private laboratory in the city.
The samples of both the patients have been collected and sent to a government laboratory in Lucknow by the health department for further confirmation on Monday.
According to the officials, the 34- year old NRI who is a native of Bareilly and who is living in Australia has visited his hometown during last week. It has been said that the 34 year old NRI has visited a private hospital as he was feeling unwell where he has been tested and the samples have been sent to a private laboratory for the tests results and the tests have shown being positive for the H1N1 virus.
In a similar way, another man has also been diagnosed as being infected by the H1N1 virus at the OPD of a city- based private hospital where the tests have been conducted and the samples have been sent to the same laboratory which showed the results being positive for the swine flu virus.
Dr Meesam Abbas who is the district epidemiologist has said that the samples of both the patients who have shown positive as being infected by the H1N1 virus have come from the same laboratory and that the chief medical officer has not been notified about the cases by the laboratory. He has added saying that the samples of both the patents have been collected and the samples have been sent to a laboratory at the King George’s Medical University which is situated in Lucknow.
The district epidemiologist, Dr Meesam Abbas has said that the reports are expected to arrive on Tuesday and that no case of Swine flu has been confirmed in the district of Bareilly so far.
By Shrithika Kushangi