February 23, 2015 5:34:10 pm
The Nagaland Health Department on Monday confirmed the third case of H1N1 flu in the state.
An official statement by State Nodal Officer for Integrated Diseases Surveillance Programme (IDSP) said that the man was diagnosed with the H1N1 virus two days back.
The man had arrived in Kohima from New Delhi on February 20 with flu symptoms by flight, the statement said.
He had given the swab samples to a Delhi hospital before leaving and the reports, which reached him on Saturday evening, showed the samples were H1N1 positive, it said.
The Health department has advised people travelling to Nagaland from metro cities to avail the medication at nearby hospitals.
The health department has also instructed all doctors and health personnel to be at their respective places of posting for combating the flu.
Earlier, on February 18, a Naga woman, based at Chennai, was diagnosed with H1N1 virus after being admitted to the District Hospital Dimapur while in the second case, a 27-year old Naga male was tested positive for the virus on Friday, health department sources said.
All district hospitals have been directed to keep isolation ward facilities at hand.
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