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309 infected with swine flu in Chitwan

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CHITWAN —  A total of 309 patients have tested positive for swine flu in Chitwan, the District Public Health Office (DPHO) said.

Incidences of people contracting the disease were reported in the past three months, health workers said.

According to DPHO Vector Controller Ram Kumar KC, 309 of the total 380 patients who underwent tests for swine flu tested positive.

The sample of 380 suspected has been sent to Kathmandu for further lab test to confirm the condition following the detection of H1N1 virus in the district. Meanwhile, 56 patients from other districts are receiving treatment in the hospital.

Some of the notable symptoms of the viral disease are running nose, body pain, sore throat and fever.

Patients are prescribed to undergo treatment under the direct medical observation, according to the hospital’s Dr Kalidas Adhikari.

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4 held with illegal pharmaceutical drugs

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SUNSARI — Police have arrested four people in possession of illegal pharmaceutical drugs at Dharan on Sunday.

Albert Gurung and Anish Tamang of Munal Chowk in Dharan-10, Nawaraj Gurung of Dharan-15 and Arun Chaudhary of Khanar in Itahari-11 were arrested on charge of smuggling and selling the illegal pharmaceutical drugs, according to the police.

The police arrested the accused during a routine check at Dharan-based Tinkune checkpost. The police have also recovered 630 ampules of nitrazepam, 140 ampules of nitrasone and seven bottles of dilex from the detainees.

The arrestees have been kept under the police custody for further investigation.

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