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3 more infected with H1N1 virus in M’laya
Correspondent SHILLONG, NOV 8:
Published on 8 Nov. 2009 11:11 PM IST
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Three hospital staffs in a government-run hospital in Meghalaya have tested positive for H1N1 virus taking the total number of those affected by the virus to five, hospital authorities said today. “Laboratory test reports of the throat and nasal swab samples that of staff nurse Panchi Momin, male nurse S Lyngdoh and ward boy S Jyrwa tested positive for H1N1 virus,” Meghalaya Surveillance Officer of Integrated Disease Surveillance Project, Dr RR Lanong told UNI here. The two nurses and ‘ward boy’, he said, contracted the disease from two American preachers - Gordon Drame (51) and Joshua Alvarez (38) – who were tested positive for swine flu. “They are admitted to the isolation ward at Shillong Civil hospital here for necessary medical treatment,” he said. Meanwhile, throat and nasal swab samples of another nurse and driver of the two American preachers has been collected and sent to Regional Medical Research Centre, Dibrugarh for further examination. “Their samples were collected after they complained of runny nose, cough and sore throat and the laboratory reports are still awaited,” Dr Lanong said. Meghalaya has sent swab samples of over 30 suspected cases, ever since the first A/H1N1 positive case was reported on August 11.

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