Jammu: Swine flu claimed another life when a GREF driver died at the Government Medical College (GMC) Hospital this morning. Reports said Manoj (35), who is basically from Kerala, was presently posted at Akhnoor. He was unwell for the past few weeks and was consulting local doctors.

KANCHEEPURAM: Two teams of experts from National Institute of Communicable Diseases, New Delhi, and National Institute of Virology, Pune, are in Tamil Nadu to determine the causes of the

AGARTALA, Dec 18: Following a report of fresh cases of Meningococcal Meningitis in remote locations of North Tripura, the state government has demanded 1.83 lakh vaccines from Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, State Health Minister Tapan Chakraborty said.

A mysterious disease with dengue-like symptoms caused by an unknown virus has affected people in the state capital and various districts in Madhya Pradesh. Private hospitals in the state capital have put up boards stating that beds were not available for patients.

Two out of four reports received from the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, New Delhi, has been tested positive for the swine flu, taking the number of swine flu cases in the state to 31.

As per reports received, two Army personnel have been tested positive for the swine flue, both of them have been admitted to the military hospital in Jammu and have been put on Tamiflu tablets.

Almost a month after the outbreak of gastroenteritis in some villages of backward Kalahandi district, claiming 38 lives so far, the Orissa government on Monday sent a team of doctors to the affected villages. The state government at the same time rejected that the outbreak had assumed epidemic proportions.

THE central government has negotiated a price of Rs 4,000 with 16 private labs across the country for testing samples to detect swine flu, director general-health services (DGHS) RK Srivastava has said.

Jammu : Though swine flu has not assumed alarming proportion in the state, the government has decided to set up two testing laboratories in Jammu and Srinagar.

According to official sources, on the directions of Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma, Jammu too would have a testing lab for the H1N1 virus.

The Capital reported 11 new cases of H1N1 on Sunday. Of these, four patients have a history of foreign travel, the other seven are indigenous cases.

After the Capital logged its first two deaths due to the virus on Thursday, two patients

Samples of 5 more suspects sent to NICD

Jammu: The blood samples of five more persons having symptoms of suspected swine flu were airlifted today to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) in New Delhi, taking the total number to 27 since July 10.