Another swine flu case in Himachal

Shimla: One more case of swine flue was reported in the state as a man tested positive for swine flu taking the number of H1N1 cases in the state to 10 this year.

‘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 said.

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 on Aug 19 due to the flu.

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

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