Australia 's chief medical officer Jim Bishop said on Tuesday while anti virus were effective in children by reducing symptoms for one or two days they should not be considered a cure-all for A/H1N1 flu.
A world-first trial of a A/H1N1 flu vaccine in children began in Australia on Monday with the results expected to be known within weeks , Xinhua reports.
Meanwhile, at least 190 Western Cape schools have reported suspected cases of swine flu and up to a quarter of the province's pupils are staying home sick.
But while some schools have reported even higher levels of absenteeism, Education MEC Donald Grant said on Monday the 20-25 percent rate was "not that unusual" for this time of year - the annual flu season peak.
In an average year, about 20 percent of pupils are likely to be home sick with colds or flu, he said , Independent Online reports.
However, with the first death in the Maharashtra's IT hub Pune last week, companies are a worried lot. From Infosys Technologies, L&T , Mahindra & Mahindra, Mahindra Satyam, HP, IBM, EXL, Videocon, Microsoft to Google and Wipro, the who's who of industry are facing a scare of employees testing positive to a strain of H1N1 , Economic Times reports.