Kolhapur: Ten persons, including a software
engineer, with suspected swine flu symptoms have been admitted
to the Civil Hospital here, hospital sources said today.
They were quarantined yesterday and their swab samples
have been sent to Pune`s National Institute of Virology (NIV),
Eight of them, it is suspected had contracted the virus
when they had gone to Belgaum in neighbouring Karnataka to
meet a relative, a swine flu patient who died later, Civil
Surgeon Ravindra Niturkar said.
The software engineer, who works in Hyderabad, has
come to his parents` house here after falling ill, he added.