Suspected swine flu patient quarantined in Himachal

June 15th, 2009 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, June 15 (IANS) A Himachal Pradesh resident was quarantined after authorities suspected that he was suffering from swine flu, an official here said Monday.
“A 38-year-old man, who returned from Bahrain Friday, was quarantined (Monday) evening after he showed symptoms of swine flu,” state Health Minister Rajeev Bindal told IANS.

The family of the patient, Ashok Kumar of Dehra village in Kangra district, has been advised against meeting him, the minister said.

“Kumar has been kept under the constant observation at the Rajendra Prasad Medical College of Tanda. Blood samples have been sent for testing,” he added.

Swine flu cases in India jumped to 30 after seven students from Punjab who arrived from the US tested positive for the disease, health officials said here.

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