A 19-year-old engineering student from Canada who had come to visit his family in Punjab has tested positive for swine flu, health officials said in Chandigarh on Sunday.
"This patient had come to visit his family in Ludhiana (in Punjab) and started exhibiting the symptoms of swine flu. We had collected his nasal and throat swab samples yesterday (Saturday) and his reports have come positive," a Chandigarh health official said.
"We have admitted him to the isolation ward at the PGIMER (Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research) here. His condition is stable and he is responding well to treatment," he added.
So far, over 230 suspected cases of swine flu have been reported in Chandigarh hospitals, of which around 40 tested positive. One casualty has been reported in the region till now.