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Samples of six suspected swine flu patients sent to Kolkata

Samples of six persons, suspected to have been infected with swine flu, have been sent to the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata from Mizoram since last month.

Aizawl: Samples of six persons, suspected to have been infected with swine flu, have been sent to the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata from Mizoram since last month.

Dr Pachuau Lalmalsawma, Nodal officer of the state Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, said that while five samples were sent to the Kolkata institute last month, one sample of suspected swine flu case was sent on Friday.

Two swine flu cases have been detected in Mizoram with one of them being treated at the Aizawl Civil Hospital and another one was reported to have been completely cured.

The state health department was conducting screening of people at the lone Lengpui Airport near Aizawl and Mizoram-Assam border Vaitengte town since February 23.

 

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