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One more swine flu case in Himachal

A man has tested positive for swine flu in Himachal Pradesh, taking the number of H1N1 cases in the state to 10 this year, an official said on Friday.



Shimla: A man has tested positive for swine flu in Himachal Pradesh, taking the number of H1N1 cases in the state to 10 this year, an official said on Friday.

"A middle-aged man from Mandi district tested positive for swine flu and was admitted to Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) on Thursday," Vinod Mehta, swine flu nodal officer, told a news agency.

He said the patient, a truck driver by profession, had recently returned from Delhi.

This is the second case of swine flu in the state within a week. A 34-year-old man died in IGMCH Aug 19 due to the flu.

Health Minister Rajeev Bindal had informed the state assembly in a written reply Aug 17 that 50 people have tested positive for swine flu out of 206 samples collected from August 2009 to July 31, 2010.

"The toll due to the disease in the state (till July 31) was 16. Out of these, 10 patients who belonged to the state died in hospitals outside the state," he said.

IANS

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