KARACHI - Another swine flu case has been confirmed positive by the National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad in Sindh, raising the number of confirmed swine flu cases in the province to 6. However, Agha Khan University Hospital (AKUH) has confirmed the presence of 30 positive cases in the province, while 2 new cases, confirmed by the government, are not included in the AKUHs report, hence the total cases have been raised to 32 in the province. As per the current statement of the Health Department, the NIH has confirmed around 6 positive swine flu cases in Sindh. The current affected patient is a 47 years old nurse. In the statement, Sindh Health Minister Dr Saghir has lauded the efforts of media in educating people against this deadly disease. Focal Person of Swine Flu Cell Dr Shakil Malik has urged the media to play its pivotal role in term of spreading awareness regarding swine flu and its preventions among the masses. It is pertinent to mention here that this is the first swine flu case that has been detected among the paramedical staff. Talking to The Nation, Head of Infection Control Committee, AKUH, Dr Bushra Jamil said that around 30 cases of swine flu had been confirmed in the province by the experts of the AKUH. She said a three years old child was still admitted to the ICU of the AKUH, while other patients were out of critical conditions; a patient has already been discharged from the hospital. She said, Suspected patients should be isolated from the community and family members, while patients suffering from flu should avoid public places, schools, businesses. However, in this regard under 2 years children required more attention from their parents and health care workers. Talking about the authenticity of the AKUH reports, she said that the staff of the AKUH while working at the hospital followed recommendations of the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organisation (WHO), as the hospital was affiliated with both the health organisation. As per the official AKUH website, An effective infection control program requires support from higher management and active participation from all patient care team members and support services. The Infection Control Manual constitutes the policies, protocols, guidelines and infection control procedures implemented and monitored for safe practice at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH). According to WHO, Worldwide more than 208 countries and overseas territories or communities have reported laboratory confirmed cases of pandemic influnza H1N1 2009, including at least 9596 deaths. As many countries have stopped counting individual cases, particularly of milder illness, the case count is likely to be significantly lower than the actual number of cases that have occurred. In the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere, pandemic influnza activity has passed its peak in North America and in parts of western, northern, and eastern Europe, but activity continues to increase in parts of central and southeastern Europe, as well as in south and east Asia. Influnza transmission remains active in much of western and central Asia and there is evidence of pandemic virus circulation in most regions of Africa.