COIMBATORE: A 40-year-old woman, who was admitted in a private hospital here with high fever on Thursday, was confirmed as having been affected with swine flu. This is the third case of swine flu reported in Coimbatore in the last two months.
The woman, a resident of Kottaimedu, is a housewife and visited her relatives in Kerala with her husband last week. She fell sick after returning to the city and suffered from high fever, cough and acute cold.
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-based real time tests were conducted and doctors at the hospital confirmed that she was affected with swine flu. Sources told Express that the woman was diabetic and her immune level was poor.
As the woman’s 10-year-old son had slight fever, doctors suspected that he too was suffering from the flu. However, tests revealed that he was alright.
Somasundaram, deputy director, Health Department, said the woman was under treatment and was showing signs of improvement.