Swine flu claims two more lives in Odisha; toll reaches 6

Henrietta Strickland
August 11, 2017

So far, four persons have died. However, he added that there was no reason to panic as the administration is well-equipped to handle the situation, PTI reported.

Meanwhile, the authorities of the Health department are mulling to administer vaccine to medicos and medical staff deployed at H1N1 ward in hospitals after two doctors tested positive for swine flu.

Cuttack: As many as two persons died of swine flu in Odisha taking the toll in the disease to six.

Lucknow, August11:The threat of H1N1 influenza (swine flu) is rapidly increasing in the city.

According to the data provided by the office of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), 46 of the new swine flu cases were detected at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute (SGPGI) of Medical Sciences and rest 13 at the King George Medical University (KGMU). "We have reserved 1,000 beds in 19 government hospitals for such patients", Jain told the assembly while making a suo motu statement on swine flu and vector-borne diseases.

These new cases have taken the total number of cases in Lucknow to 233 since January. As a preventive measure, the local civic body has started several awareness activities across schools. Of these, 225 were reported in July and August. Jamnagar and Kutch are two districts severely affected due to swine flu, which was also discussed in this meeting.

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