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First swine flu case detected in Ropar district of Punjab

Last Updated: Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 23:42

Ropar: A nine-year-old boy has
become the first case of swine flu in Punjab’s Ropar district.

The boy had returned to his maternal village Behrampur
Zimidara few days back after a tour of Singapore and Malaysia
with his mother and maternal aunt.

He was taken to a private clinic after suffering from
sneezing and cough on July 17 from where he was referred to
Civil Hospital Ropar, Civil Surgeon Arjan Singh Gill said

He was found to be infected with the H1N1 virus after his
samples were tested, Gill said.

The Civil Surgeon said the child has been kept in an
isolation ward in the Civil Hospital Rupnagar and proper
treatment is being given.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 23:42
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