While the authorities concerned are taking steps to curb the spread of cholera in Holalu village in Mandya taluk, a case of influenza A (H1N1) virus, commonly known as swine flu, has been reported in Mandya city.
In Holalu village, nine more cases of cholera were reported on Wednesday. The waterborne disease has spread to neighbouring Vaddara Koppalu and Panakana Halli.
Mandya District Health Officer T.N. Marigowda, while confirming the swine flu case in Mandya city, said Jayamma (55), wife of Chowda Shetty, is undergoing treatment at BGS Apollo Hospital in Mysore.
In view of A (H1N1) case, the Mandya district administration has intensified surveillance in the locality.
The officials gave Oseltamivir tablets (Tamiflu) to members of Jayamma’s family, Dr. Marigowda said.
Of the fresh cholera cases, six were referred to the Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital here and three were admitted to Primary Health Centre in Holalu.