Friday, August 21, 2009

3 swine flu suspects found negative in Sikkim

Gangtok, Aug 21 (PTI) In a relief for health authorities in Sikkim, samples of all three swine flu suspects were found negative today and no fresh cases were reported.

The swab samples taken from the three patients for testing of H1N1 virus turned out to be negative at the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), Kolkata, nodal medical officer for screening of swine flu cases Dr. N T Sherpa told PTI here.

The condition of the three patients, who were suffering from fever and throat infections since last week, substantially improved following treatment, he said.

On the overall situation, he said no swine flu case has been reported from any part of Sikkim with proper arrangements already in place at all government hospitals in the four districts.