Chennai Corporation health officials on Wednesday sent the throat swabs of 17 students of a Chennai School in Korukkupet, who were found to have cold and cough, to the King Institute of Preventive Medicine for investigation. The screening was conducted following confirmation a few days ago that two girls, who were brought to the Government Stanley Hospital, had tested positive for A (H1N1) influenza.

On learning that the girls, who had exhibited mild symptoms of the flu, were studying in the Korukkupet Chennai School, the Corporation officials screened 300 schoolchildren. Meanwhile, a 53-year-old man from Perumanallur in Tiruppur district tested positive for A (H1N1) infection on Wednesday and is currently undergoing treatment. According to Director of Public Health R.T. Porkai Pandian, 25,000 doses of intramuscular injection have been procured from the Central government.

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