A 40-year-old man, identified as a lorry driver of the Coimbatore Corporation, has tested positive for A (H1N1) influenza. He was admitted to the isolation ward of the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital on Monday, official sources said.

Seven other cases, admitted over last couple of weeks, have been discharged, they said. Members of the family of the latest case were given contact treatment to check the spread of the flu in the neighbourhood, the sources said.

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