Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Suspected swine flu cases in Sikkim

Gangtok, Aug 17 (PTI) Three persons hailing from New Delhi today showed symptoms of swine flu here, prompting health authorities to send their samples of swab to the National Institute of Communicable and Enteric Diseases (NICED) at Kolkata for confirmatory test.

The attending doctors have collected the samples of throat infection of the three persons which would be sent tomorrow to NICED, Kolkata for test, Dr N T Sherpa, Head of Medicine Department at STNM Hospital told PTI.

Meanwhile, a five-bed isolation ward at STNM Hospital would be set up tomorrow to treat swine flu cases if any, he said