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M’laya woman tests negative for H1N1
Correspondent SHILLONG, AUG 7:
Published on 8 Aug. 2009 12:20 AM IST
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A woman suspected of having Influenza A/H1N1 flu in Meghalaya has tested negative, health official said on Friday. Official sources said 32-year-old Kunti Limbu, who had recently returned from New Delhi with suspected symptoms of swine flu – a running nose, cough and sore throat - was admitted to Shillong Civil hospital on August 5. It was Meghalaya’s first suspected case of the disease. The samples of nasal and throat swab culture sent to the National Institute for Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED), Kolkata were tested negative, Director Health of Services Dr KH Lakiang said. “She is normal and likely to be discharged in a day or two from the hospital,” he added. The Government has set up a health check-point at the international Indo-Bangla border in Dawki, about 99 Km from the state capital to quarantine foreign tourists entering the state.

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