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Rajasthan Reported 24 Swine Flu Deaths In 20 Days

by RajasthanDirect
Jan 03, 2013

Swine flu has again reared its ugly head in the state. In the past 20 days, 24 swine flu deaths have been recorded while 155 persons tested positive. In the first eight months of the financial year 2012-13, the state recorded 34 deaths, but the toll shot up in the last 20 days.

From April 1 to December 13, 34 people died of swine flu and 217 people tested positive for the influenza. In contrast, between December 14 and January 2, the swine flu toll rose to 58 even as number of positive cases has increased to 372.

The medical health and family welfare department has instructed chief medical health officers of districts with high number of swine flu cases to initiate preventive measures and conduct survey of the areas.

Kota, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bikaner and Jaipur districts have registered maximum cases of swine flu. One person died of swine flu in Jodhpur on Wednesday while nine fresh cases were reported from different parts of the state. Five persons tested positive for influenza in Bikaner, two in Jaipur and one each in Churu and Udaipur.

Health director Dr B R Meena said, “Teams of officials from Jaipur will be sent to Kota, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaipur and Udaipur to take stock of the situation.”

src: TOI

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