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Swine Flu outbreak: 43 cases detected in UP; 2 in Chandigarh and 1 in Manipur
India has recorded three new cases of swine flu. Of the three cases recorded, two have been reported from Chandigarh and one from Manipur.

The total number of cases reported in Chandigarh stands at four now. As soon as the patient in Chandigarh was detected with the life-threatening infection, he was referred to PGI Chandigarh for treatment. The patient had earlier been admitted to GMSH-Sector 16 hospital where the authorities have now designated a separate ward for screening of patients. This ward has been established in the emergency wing of the hospital.

Of the two patients that had earlier been diagnosed with swine flu, one is a 49-year-old patient and another is a six-month old girl.

What makes the case of the 49 year-old man more complicated is that he has no travel history. So it will be another challenge to identify how he could have contracted the deadly virus.

In Manipur, a 45-year-old man from Imphal was diagnosed with swine flu. The patient has been admitted to Shija Hospital Langol after tests confirmed that he was suffering from swine flu.

Health Minister Shri L Jayantakumar Singh held a press conference at the Conference Hall of Old Secretariat to inform of the news. He also said that all hospitals of the state have been asked to be on alert as well as be prepared to cope up with any situation.

However, the worst situation has been in the state of Uttar Pradesh which has reported an unprecedented 43 cases of swine flu in the past ten days. Also, the state has already seen three deaths because of swine flu.

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