753 swine flu cases in Delhi

Henrietta Brewer
August 13, 2017

However, the health department said there is no need for panic as the situation is under control. "The Health department has been taking adequate measures to create awareness on the killer ailment". Meherda who has also reviewed dengue incidence said the number of people afflicted by this was less than the figures reported a year ago, when eight people had died of the malaise. Due to wetness in climate many swine flu patients are diagnosed at different districts.


He said vaccinations are now being given only to doctors and other para medical staff engaged in the handling of swine flu patients. But general public is advised not to take vaccines without consulting doctors. Most of the patients have come from outside the state, he said.


The first dengue victim case was reported on August 9 when 35-year-old daily wager Som Prakash Mishra of Bihar died while undergoing treatment at the same hospital.


The Minister told the house that 365 dengue cases, 246 chikungunya cases and 356 malaria cases were also reported in Delhi. A person undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack succumbed to Swine flu late last night, informed the swine flu nodal office of the hospital. Yesterday, as many as 24 samples were sent for investigation of which 13 tested positive taking the total number of H1N1 virus affected persons in Odisha to 84.

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