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Assam confirms first H1N1 case

Assam on Saturday confirmed its first H1N1 case in Guwahati. An 21-year-old boy was tested positive for Swine flu in in the northeast state.

According to Health department officials, the samples of the youth, who was admitted on Friday in the Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital in Guwahati was sent to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) at Lahowal in Dibrugarh.

The pateint's residential address was given as Beltola in Guwahati. The patient had been kept in the isolation ward of the MMCH. This is the first of the 11 suspected cases of swine flu to test positive while the results of three others are awaited.

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