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Himachal Pradesh Reports First Swine Flu Death

Himachal Pradesh has reported its first swine flu death with six more cases to have been detected so far as a patient, Amit Kumar, belonged to Solan town died on Sunday and his blood sample tested positive a day after his death.

The death of the 37-year old man due to swine flu was reported late Monday at the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital in Shimla, Senior Medical Superintendent Ramesh Chand told IANS.

State Health Minister Kaul Singh said in a statement that 27 suspected cases of swine flu (H1N1) cases have been reported in the state.

He said the state is fully prepared and all necessary arrangements have been made to deal with the cases of swine flu in the state.

The minister said special arrangements have been made at all prominent shrines in the state like Naina Devi, Chintpurni, Jwalaji, Brajeshwari Devi and Baba Balak Nath.(IANS)

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