Staff Reporter

KOLKATA: Two international passengers from Bangkok, suspected to suffer from swine flu, have been quarantined at a city hospital, sources at the Infectious Diseases (ID) Hospital said on Sunday.

Ramen Chatterjee, 47, and Krishna Sahu, 27, residents of Rajahat and Icchapur, arrived by a Jet Airways flight from Bangkok on Saturday morning. Doctors at the airport found them suffering from the flu symptoms and rushed them to the hospital at Beliaghata.

“All passengers on international flights are being screened, but since they [the two passengers] were coming from Thailand, a swine flu-affected country, we took extra precautions,” a health officer said.

Hospital sources said both passengers were put in separate wards.

Their throat swabs were sent to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, New Delhi, and the results were expected by Monday morning.

In the past week, two passengers, who arrived from the U.S. and Dubai, were admitted to the hospital. They were discharged after they tested negative for A (H1N1).