Armyman tests positive for swine flu in Assam

Guwahati, Aug 18 : An army jawan tested positive for swine flu in Assam today, the second confirmed case of flu in the state.

Nayak Raj Kumar Sinha had complained of swine flu symptoms and his samples sent for testing to the Indian Council of Medical Research at Lahowal in Dibrugarh which came out positive, Regional Director of Union Ministry of Health Parthajyoti Gogoi told PTI.

51-year old Sinha is currently being treated at the isolation ward of Army Base Hospital at Bashistha here.

Earlier, 21-year old Dheeraj Yadav had tested positive and was undergoing treatment at the Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital here where his condition was stated to be stable.

Assam's Joint Director of Health Services Dr G P Sarma said the state health department had so far sent 43 samples for testing.