A 34-year-old man returning from Dubai was intercepted at the airport after he was found to be suffering from swine flu symptoms and sent to Infectious Diseases Hospital on Wednesday morning.

Kolkata: A passenger was on Wednesday quarantined at the Kolkata International airport for showing symptoms of swine flu. Shyamal Sarkar (35) is the first passenger who was quarantined since the medical check-up at the airport began around April 30. Around 8:40 am on Wednesday, Sarkar, landed in Kolkata on an Emirates flight from Dubai.

Hyderabad: The 23-year-old student, who was the first person to suffer from swine flu in India, is stable and recovering at the Government General and Chest Hospital at Erragadda. The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), New Delhi, found evidence of the H1N1 strain in throat secretions and blood samples of the student of Indiana University, Bloomington.

A day after India confirmed its first case of A/H1N1 influenza virus, government tightened the screening process of passengers from flu affected countries. Authorities had on Saturday confirmed that a 23-year-old IT student in Hyderabad had tested positive of carrying the virus.

On Sunday authorities also admitted a mother-son duo in Chennai with suspected symptoms of the disease.

Ahmedabad: To ensure that the large number of dog bite victims get effective and affordable treatment, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) will soon introduce World Health Organization (WHO)-approved vaccines.

New Delhi: The government may have banned the distribution of Tamiflu and Relenza, two options available to battle the H1N1 influenza (or swine flu), but chemists say they are running out of stock despite selling Tamiflu at Rs 2,000 for 10 tablets.

45,000 passengers have been screened across all airports.

Five people have been kept under observation for the H1N1 virus in the country as of today, even as the death toll worldwide owing to the swine flu rose to 26.

MUMBAI: The screening drill for swine flu at Mumbai international airport had barely got under way in earnest when a traveller who landed from the UK early on Friday gave the health authorities some anxious moments. The passenger, who was en route to Hyderabad, was kept back to verify whether he had been affected by swine flu, but then allowed to fly on to his destination.

NEW DELHI | PUNE: With the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring the extent of swine flu only two stages away from developing into a pandemic, the Union Health Ministry has pressed the panic button. Unlike the Ministry

New Delhi: Following the spread of swine influenza in the United States, the Centre has swung into action. Experts at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) along with the Health Ministry officials will hold a high-level meeting on Monday to discuss the level of preparedness in the country.