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

Faith Castro
August 12, 2017

He said from now onwards Chief Medical Superintendents of the government hospitals would send swab samples directly to the GSVM lab for swine flu confirmation.

Ten beds in hospitals with a capacity of more than 300 beds, five beds in hospitals with 100 to 300 beds and two beds in hospitals having 50 beds, have been reserved for the patients of swine flu, Sahu said.

Meanwhile, in between continuous drives running in the city to find and destroy dengue larvae, four new patients of dengue also have been registered, taking the total number to 37, and one death so far this year.

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In July, the ministry submitted a report on the epidemiological situation to the World Health Organisation, requesting assistance to contain the virus, vaccines, medicines and detection equipment, among others.

The office of the Uttar Pradesh Director General Medical and Health (DGMH) said 60 positive cases of swine flu were reported from Lucknow on Thursday, triggering panic in the city, reported The Times of India. "Don't shake hands and in case of fever or cold, and cough contact doctors immediately", said Dr Bhavin Solanki, in-charge medical officer of health, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC). Of these, 225 were reported in July and August.

The death toll from swine flu in Myanmar has risen to 19 with over dozens still hospitalised due to respiratory problems, state-media reported on Friday. The Jamnagar and Kutch districts have been worst-hit, officials said, adding that several awareness activities have been initiated in schools as a preventive measure.

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