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No swine flu in state
Staff Reporter Dimapur, Aug16 (NPN):
Published on 17 Aug. 2009 12:14 AM IST
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Till date, no confirmed cases of H1N1 has been reported in Nagaland though, two out of four suspected cases confirmed negative while it is also believed that the results of the remaining two were likely to be negative. According to Dr. Sukhato MS Dimapur Civil Hospital, the remaining two could be negative since confirmation must be made within the 72-hour period. A committee on bovine diseases under Dimapur Civil Hospital is scheduled to meet with Airports Authority and NF Railway Dimapur to impress upon setting up of Thermal Scanners for detection of suspected swine flu. The scanners detect fever and other symptoms after which swabs taken are sent for laboratory tests to confirm H1N1 for swine flu.

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