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Two persons test positive for swine flu in Mizoram

Posted by Ramesh Khati on August 16, 2009

Aizawl, Aug 15 (PTI) Mizoram today reported its first swine flu cases with two persons, including a CRPF constable, testing positive for the HINI virus, a top Health Department official said.

The throat swab samples of the male patients, which were sent to Kolkata for testing, were found to be positive, Dr N Pallai, Director of the Mizoram Health and Family Welfare Department said here.

“They were immediately quarantined in a ten-bed isolation ward specially arranged for possible swine flu victims at Falkawn Hospital, about 20 kms from here,” he said, adding one of the victims was a CRPF constable posted at the Lengpui Airport near here.

The other had recently come to Aizawl by flight from New Delhi, he said, adding that doctors and nurses on duty at the lone Mizoram Airport were instructed to beef up vigil.

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