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CRPF constable suspected of swine-flu quarantined at Aizawl

Posted by Ramesh Khati on August 15, 2009

Lengpui Airport Aizawl

Lengpui Airport Aizawl

Aizawl, Aug 14 (PTI) A CRPF constable posted at Mizoram’s lone Lengpui Airport near here was quarantined at a hospital on being suspected of swine-flu infection, officials said today.

Blood and swab tests have been sent to National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata, from where the results are expected to come by tomorrow, Dr Pachuau Lalmalsawma, nodal officer for prevention of swine flu, told PTI over phone from the airport.

“Awareness of the swine flu is very high in the state and samples taken from two Mizos, who volunteered, were also sent to Kolkata for tests,” he said adding no swine flu case has been detected in the state so far.

The state government has prepared a ten-bedded room at the Falkawn Hospital where suspected swine flu patients are being quarantined.

A doctor and two nurses have been posted at Lengpui Airport to screen suspected swine flu passengers, he said.

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