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Passengers to be screened for swine flu at Mizoram's airport

Passengers at Mizoram's lone Lengpui Airport near here will be screened to ensure detection of people infected with swine flu.

Aizawl: Passengers at Mizoram's lone Lengpui Airport near here will be screened to ensure detection of people infected with swine flu.

The state Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme's Nodal Officer Pachuau Lalmalsawma said the screening was being conducted after obtaining permission from the Aviation department.

The lone case of swine flu infection was detected on February 13 in a woman arriving from Delhi but she is now completely cured, Lalmalsawma said, adding that samples of four people have been tested so far and only one person was found to be positive till date.

The IDSP officials would also undertake screening of people arriving from outside the state at the Mizoram-Assam border Vairengte town soon.

At the Referral Hospital at Falkawn village near Aizawl, an isolation ward has been prepared to treat any swine flu patients while special laboratory was arranged at the Aizawl Civil Hospital. 

From Zee News

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