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All samples test negative for swine flu in Mizoram

Posted by Ramesh Khati on August 20, 2009

Aizawl, Aug 19 (PTI) In a relief for locals living under the threat of swine flu, all 40 throat swab samples of suspected swine-flu cases were found to be negative today, health department officials said.

Swine flu scare, triggered by the detection of two cases in the state on Saturday, hit normal lives in the capital city of Aizawl with many people wearing masks on the streets since Monday.

Villagers of Falkawn, where the swine flu victims were treated at a hospital and suspects quarantined, reportedly faced stigma from some cab drivers as they refused to give them a drive.

With the test results being announced, health department officials expressed hope that the panic would slow down.

“It is good that there is high awareness among the people of Mizoram, but many people over did it,” a doctor said.

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