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Woman tests positive for swine flu in Hoshiarpur

chandigarh Updated: Feb 18, 2013 15:54 IST
Harpreet Kaur

A 50- year-old woman of Makhsoospur village in district's Mahilpur block has been diagnosed with swine flu.

Laxmi Devi was admitted to the civil hospital here on February 15 with symptoms of cough and high fever. Her nasal smear was sent for an examination to PGI Chandigarh the same day.

The report has confirmed the presence of H1N1 virus in her body and she has been isolated in a special ward.

On Monday morning her husband Gian Chand, 60, was also admitted to the hospital with similar symptoms. District epidemiologist Dr Sailesh Kumar said that his nasal sample had also been sent for testing.

Civil surgeon Dr Surinder Gangar revealed that all family members of the patient, who had been attending on her, had been administered medicine.

"As a precautionary measure, a medical team has been sent to the village to gauge the situation and give necessary directions to the people. We are keeping round the clock surveillance to prevent outbreak of the flu", she said. She advised people to report to the nearest health institution in case of flu symptoms.