8 swine flu deaths reported in Odisha

Gujarat sees two swine flu deaths 28 cases in 24 hours

Gujarat sees two swine flu deaths 28 cases in 24 hours

A resident of Bargarh, died of swine flu during treatment at VIMSAR at Burla in Sambalpur district today. Due to wetness in climate many swine flu patients are diagnosed at different districts.

The ministry said it was monitoring patients with flu symptoms, in cooperation with the Myanmar Medical Association and Myanmar General Practitioners Association.

He advised people to avoid self-medication and to wash hands at regular intervals since the disease was contagious.

In city, 13 samples of swine flu suspected patients were sent to Virology Lab, Jabalpur. While most private hospitals sent samples to Delhi, it took long before the reports were received back.

Also, swab samples of a doctor working at the orthopaedic department in Capital Hospital here and a junior doctor of SCB Medical College and Hospital were found positive for the vector-borne disease, the official said.

As on Thursday, 10 swine flu patients are undergoing treatment at SCBMCH and one of them is on ventilator, she informed.

On the day, as many as 24 samples were sent for investigation of which 13 tested positive taking the total number of H1N1 affected to 84 in the State. 9 samples of dengue and 3 of chikungunya suspected patients were received for testing, he said. "I will get it confirmed", he said.

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