Swine Flu in Assam | First case of Swine Flu in Assam
An 18 year old boy today tested positive for Swine flu in Assam, is the first such case in the northeast state.
Joint Director of the state’s Health Services Dr G P Sarma said the samples of the person, who was admitted yesterday in the Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH) here, was sent to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) at Lahowal in Dibrugarh.
“We have received the reports today and his samples have tested positive”, he said.
The health official said his residential address was given as Beltola, Guwahati.The patient had been kept in the isolation ward of the MMCH.
This is the first of the 11 suspected cases of swine flu to test positive while the results of three others are awaited.
State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had said the state was well equipped with medicine backups to combat any emergency.