Health ministry officials have confirmed three more cases of swine flu have been detected in Nepal.
The pandemic 'A' H1N1 virus has been found in two males aged 31 and 22 years, who had returned from Dubai and another forty-five year old male, who came from England recently. The former two are undergoing treatment at the swine flu treatment centre set up in Shukra Raj Tropical Hospital, Teku and the latter is undergoing treatment and is quarantined at his residence.
Doctors have said there is no need to panic due to the recent cases as only one out of the twenty infected had a severe case of swine flu. The one with the severe case has also fully recovered by now.
Meanwhile, the health desks set up in various check points along Nepal-India border to scrutinize the incoming persons of swine flu infection have been shut due to lack of manpower, reports say. Health ministry had established such desks at the check-points after swine flu cases were detected in India.
Nepal and India have a long open border and thousands of Nepalis and Indians pass through the border without much scrutiny everyday.
Swine flu outbreak has taken a serious shape in neigbouring India with seven persons including a doctor being killed within a month. The disease that started from a South Indian city of Pune is now also seen in other cities including capital New Delhi.
More than 800 people have contracted the pandemic flu. Authorities have shut down schools and offices in Pune to check the virus from spreading further. nepalnews.com