An engineer who had recently returned from Singapore was on Thursday admitted to a Cuttack hospital with swine flu symptoms, Orissa's first suspected case of the disease.
He was admitted to the Sri Ram Chandra Bhanja Medical College hospital in Cuttack, 26 km from here, after reporting symptoms similar to swine flu, an official said.
"The patient was admitted on Thursday. He complained of a runny nose, cough and throat irritation - all suspected to be symptoms of swine flu," administrative officer of the hospital, U.N Mallik, told IANS.
"He has been admitted in a special ward and doctors are conducting tests" he said.
His sample has been sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune, for further examination.