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State geared up to take on swine-flu

03 August 2017

As results of the 14 samples which were tested at SSG hospital arrived, ten patients including six from within the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) limits, one each belonging to Bharuch and Chhota Udepur districts and two from Vadodara rural tested positive. Giving details of the overall swine-flu situation in the state, health department personnel indicated that of the 127 samples, 13 have been tested positive for flu so far.

The cause of death was confirmed by the Central Diagnostic Laboratory and Research Centre and the report of death was sent to EDCD by the hospital, according to hospital's Managing Director Manish Dawadi.

73 swine flu patients within VMC limits.

Dr Sahir Pall east Singhbhum district surveillance officer said that the suspected swine flu patient was a woman and a resident of Gaur Basti in Mango. "All the patients are stable and recovering fast", he said.

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A few days ago, a patient from Syangja district, who was infected with the H1N1 virus, died in the course of treatment at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital. At its present form, it can be described as seasonal influenza, he said. The number of people affected by H1N1 is increasing in the country, warned EDCD chief, Dr. Guna Nidhi Sharma.

"There has been no swine flu positive case or even suspected cases in the district".

Meanwhile, the health department said that it was fully geared up to tackle swine flu and there was sufficient stock of medicines and hence the people need not panic.

Mr Sovann said citizens should be cautious and take steps to prevent the spread of the disease.

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With four more patients testing positive for swine flu on Wednesday, the total number of cases reported in the city this year has reached 18.

Summary: Surat: Six more persons The deadly H1N1 virus has already claimed six lives in the city since January 1. The number of samples sent has now reached 32, which is quite high.

A version of this article appears in print on August 03, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.

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State geared up to take on swine-flu