Indore: Swab samples of eight persons, suspected to have contracted the swine flu (H1N1) virus, have been sent to the Central ICMR Laboratory in Jabalpur, a senior health official said on Thursday.

Out of these patients, three are from Indore, two from Dhar, and one each is from Mhow, Khargon, and Bhopal, Chief Medical and Health Officer Ashok Dangariya said here.

The Reports are expected within three days, he said.

These patients -- two of them women -- are currently being treated at different private hospitals in the city.

Besides, seven other patients who were confirmed infected with swine flu are being treated at various city hospitals.

Since May, swine flu has claimed two lives in Indore.

(Agencies)

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