48 positive cases, 14 dead due to H1 N1 this season
Swine flu is still continuing with its spread in the state. On Monday, a 61- year-old woman, resident of Haridwar, found to be suffering from Swine flu, died at Mahant Indiresh Hospital. The patient had been admitted at the hospital on January 16 with complaint of high fever and breathlessness.
On Monday, six more patients of the disease have been reported positive for the disease by the health department. With them, the death toll due to Swine flu has mounted up to 14 while 48 patients have so far been found positive for the disease.
The chief medical officer ( CMO) of Dehradun, Dr SK Gupta said that 16 patients have been undergoing treatment at different hospitals of the state. He further said that 14 patients have been admitted at Mahant Indiresh Hospital while one each is getting treatment at Government Doon Medical College Hospital.
The CMO further said that all the medical professionals have been asked to keep track of the suspected cases of the disease and inform them to the district health department.
He added that all the hospitals have adequate supply of Tami flu (medicine of swine flu) and triple layer masks.
Swine flu is a viral disease. Its virus is also called H1 N1. Its genetic analysis has shown that it originates from the animals, especially the pigs and hence it is called Swine flu. The virus spreads from person to person similar to that of seasonal influenza.
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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