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No swine flu fatality in Nagaland

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DIMAPUR, April 4 � Till date, a total of 22 blood samples of suspected swine flu cases in Nagaland have been sent to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Dibrugarh, of which three have tested positive. This was stated in the swine flu status in the State released by Nagaland Health & Family Welfare department.

State Nodal Officer (IDSP), Health & Family Welfare, Dr Tiasunup Pongener, in a press release, informed that one sample tested positive in Delhi and the other in Guwahati. These confirmed cases have fully recovered, and so far there is no fatality from H1N1 virus in Nagaland.

The release said a second consignment of 1,000 capsules of Oseltamivir and 50 phials of suspension Oseltamivir (Pediatric) were received from Medical Response (EMR) Division, Government of India and dispatched to all the districts.

It was also stated that the department has facilitated a firm in Nagaland to procure and distribute the H1N1 vaccines (Influvac). The department has also directed the District Health authorities to monitor the sale and distribution of the vaccines by the retail outlets.

The department has also procured 150 doses of H1N1 vaccines for those identified and dedicated health care workers (designated to isolation wards) and currently under process for dispatch to all the district hospitals.

Meanwhile, the department has advised students/family members studying or staying outside the State especially in the affected States like Rajasthan, Delhi, Gujarat, MP, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, etc., to follow all preventive and safety measures.

It also asked people travelling out of Nagaland due to unavoidable circumstances to strictly follow safety measures like wearing triple layered surgical masks and maintain good hygiene, good sleep, good diet and plenty of fluids.

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No swine flu fatality in Nagaland

DIMAPUR, April 4 � Till date, a total of 22 blood samples of suspected swine flu cases in Nagaland have been sent to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Dibrugarh, of which three have tested positive. This was stated in the swine flu status in the State released by Nagaland Health & Family Welfare department.

State Nodal Officer (IDSP), Health & Family Welfare, Dr Tiasunup Pongener, in a press release, informed that one sample tested positive in Delhi and the other in Guwahati. These confirmed cases have fully recovered, and so far there is no fatality from H1N1 virus in Nagaland.

The release said a second consignment of 1,000 capsules of Oseltamivir and 50 phials of suspension Oseltamivir (Pediatric) were received from Medical Response (EMR) Division, Government of India and dispatched to all the districts.

It was also stated that the department has facilitated a firm in Nagaland to procure and distribute the H1N1 vaccines (Influvac). The department has also directed the District Health authorities to monitor the sale and distribution of the vaccines by the retail outlets.

The department has also procured 150 doses of H1N1 vaccines for those identified and dedicated health care workers (designated to isolation wards) and currently under process for dispatch to all the district hospitals.

Meanwhile, the department has advised students/family members studying or staying outside the State especially in the affected States like Rajasthan, Delhi, Gujarat, MP, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, etc., to follow all preventive and safety measures.

It also asked people travelling out of Nagaland due to unavoidable circumstances to strictly follow safety measures like wearing triple layered surgical masks and maintain good hygiene, good sleep, good diet and plenty of fluids.