62 persons tested positive for H1N1 in Bangalore

62 persons tested positive for H1N1 in BangaloreAccording to latest reports, a total of 62 persons have been tested positive for H1N1 in the southern city of Bangalore even as the health experts in the city said that they have taken appropriate measures to fight the infection.

The department of Neurovirology, Nimhans said that there were 71 cases in the state and out of this 62 we rein Bangalore. On the other hand, the health and family welfare service data claims that there have been only 48 cases where the patient has tested positive for the infection.

Dr V Ravi, professor of neurovirology, Nimhans pointed out that the unit scanned 475 samples from January to April and found that the cases have spread at a much faster rate than in 2009. The department of Neurovirology receives 15 to 20 samples of swabs for Influenza A testing every day.

The doctors at the unit have expressed deep concern over the increasing number of cases and the infection could become an outbreak in the city . However, health experts have said that they are confident that the state is better prepared to take on the infection this time with a lab in Bangalore to get test results faster, compared to a few years earlier.

The department of neurovirology has tied up with 92 hospitals in the state for carrying on tests on samples.

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