PUNE - A student of the school where Rida Shaikh, India’s first swine flu victim was studying, was Wednesday confirmed to have caught the A(H1N1) influenza virus, an official said here.
The 15-year-old girl, a student of the St. Anne School, was admitted to the Naidu Hospital, the city’s only government identified health facility for communicable diseases, and was put in isolation, Pune Municipal Corporation health officer S.R. Pardeshi told IANS.
The central health ministry earlier said three patients were confirmed for swine flu in Pune - two children below 14 and a 52-year-old woman.
Shaikh, 14, died of swine flu Monday. The city has been gripped by a panic with a large number of people thronging the government identified swine flu testing centre throughout Wednesday.