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Swine flu: IIT student advised house isolation

A student of IIT, Mumbai, was on Monday advised house isolation for 48 hours after he visited a hospital in Jamshedpur with symptoms similar to swine flu.

india Updated: Aug 10, 2009 23:17 IST

A student of IIT, Mumbai, was on Monday advised house isolation for 48 hours after he visited a hospital in Jamshedpur with symptoms similar to swine flu.

The 23-year-old student came home in Jamshedpur from Mumbai on Sunday and went to MGM hospital today for a check-up, said Dr Swarn Singh, a nodal officer to monitor the swine flu in East Singhbhum district.

As the youth was suffering from viral fever, no sample was collected for test for the flu, he said adding he was advised to remain quarantined in his house for the next 48 hours for observation.

"We will collect the sample only if there was any symptom of the disease found after expiry of the observation period," he said.

The steel city is free from swine flu so far after the sample test of a 45-year-old engineer, Deepak Bhagat, was found negative, Singh said.

Bhagat had recently returned from Pune after visiting his flu-affected brother.