Shimla: A man tested positive for swine flu in Himachal Pradesh, taking the number of H1N1 cases in the state to 10 this year, an official said here today.
swine flu nodal officer Vinod Mehta told HimVani that a middle-aged man from Mandi district tested positive for swine flu and was admitted to Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) here on Thursday. Working as a truck driver, he had recently returned from Delhi. This is the second case of swine flu in the state within a week. A 34-year-old man died in IGMCH on August 19 due to the flu.
Health minister Rajeev Bindal had informed the state assembly in a written reply on August 17 that 50 people have tested positive for swine flu out of 206 samples collected from August 2009 to July 31, 2010. “The deadly virus has claimed 26 lives as 16 patients died in the state while 10 others died in hospitals outside the state,” he had said.