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Swine Flu: shillong sports Centre isolated

other Updated: Aug 13, 2009 00:20 IST

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The Meghalaya government on Wednesday said the Sport Authority of India (SAI) complex in Shillong had been isolated and more than 100 people, who had come in contact with a swine flu-affected footballer, told not to leave the complex.

Silvit Tongper, a SAI player who had gone for coaching to English premiership club Arsenal, returned on August 3 with sore throat and high fever and subsequently tested positive for H1N1.

The director of health services, KH Lakiang, said Tongper had stayed in the SAI hostel for a few days and more than hundred people attended his felicitation programme.

"The 80 boarders at the hostel have been asked not to leave the complex. Tamiflu capsules have been distributed as a precautionary measure," Lakiang said. "No other sportsperson has shown symptoms of swine flu," he added.