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Another swine flu suspect's sample sent to NICED

Aizawl: A total of five samples of swine flu suspects from Mizoram have been sent to National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases in Kolkata on Tuesday, Nodal Officer of the state Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme Dr Pachuau Lalmalsawma said.
The latest sample sent to Kolkata was of a non-tribal, recently coming from Delhi who was treated at a private hospital in Aizawl and shifted to ICU in a government hospital after being suspected of H1N1 infection. Altogether five samples of swine flu suspects were sent for diagnosis so far, Lalmalsawma said.
Meanwhile, screening of suspected swine flu patients were being conducted at the lone Lengpui Airport near Aizawl and the Mizoram-Assam border Vairengte town. Lalmalsawma said that they were making necessary preparations to conduct screening at the Tripura border Kanhmun village as Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla also requested the state health department officials to undertake screening of people coming from outside the state.
“We would take necessary steps in accordance with the situation in neighbouring states and countries,” he said, adding, the Referral Hospital in Falkawn near Aizawl was prepared for treatment of swine flu patients. (PTI)

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