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Sreesanth recovering quickly from swine flu

Cricinfo staff

December 13, 2009

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Sreesanth, the Indian fast bowler, who tested positive for the H1N1 virus, is on his way to a quick recovery and is expected to be discharged from hospital on Wednesday. He was admitted to a local Chandigarh hospital after showing multiple symptoms and had to miss the second Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka on Saturday.

"We have been informed by Dr Vikas Bhutani, who is attending to Sreesanth, that he has no fever and is quite cheerful," GS Walia, the Punjab Cricket Association joint secretary, told PTI. "He has further informed that he will be getting discharged most likely by Wednesday, 16th December."

Sreesanth showed symptoms of cough, sore throat and fever when he was brought to Chandigarh's Fortis Hospital. The Indian team's manager Mayank Parekh was also admitted in hospital with flu-like symptoms. "The manager has been admitted to the hospital only as a precautionary measure after he developed cough and cold," Walia said on Friday.

Gautam Gambhir and the team's video analyst Dhananjay also underwent precautionary tests which returned negative. The Indian team members were also advised to report to the team management if they had flu-like symptoms. "The tests for swine flu will only be done if there are any symptoms of flu," Walia said. "Otherwise, players can just have a routine medical checkup."

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