Swine flu cases rise in UP, Rajasthan and Gujarat; toll near 1,000

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With 33 brand-new swine flu cases emerging because Thursday, the total variety of H1N1 patients in Uttar Pradesh on Friday climbed to 359, authorities said.

Swine flu claimed 39 more lives countrywide on Thursday as the death toll reached closer to the 1000 mark while the variety of people impacted with the H1N1 virus throughout the nation crossed 17,000 on. Ministry sources stated 965 individuals have died due to the condition while the total number of individuals influenced with the seasonal influenza virus has actually crossed the 17,000 mark till the evening of February 25.

A nurse at a government health center tested positive, setting off panic in the health fraternity and requiring the health department to provide new guidelines for prevention of the condition.

The health authorities are anxious because patients were now originating from new areas such as Aliganj, Niralanagar, Gomtinagar and Vikasnagar. With a drop in temperature paired with heavy rains, authorities feared a spurt in H1N1 cases in the state capital Lucknow.

On the other hand, the screening facilities in the city continued to be mainly ineffective as over a lots people whined that neither the Sanjay Gandhi Post-graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) nor other state government health center was taking care of patients with swine flu symptoms.

“There is a big scarceness of screening labs in the city and for that reason patients and possible danger individuals are suffering,” a senior citizen said. He was attempting to obtain his son checked after he showed symptoms of the flu after returning from New Delhi.

Physicians in different government medical facilities, however, said that 200 clients suffering from swine flu have recuperated and have actually been discharged.

Acting on the regulations of the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court, the health department will start offering masks through kiosks in public locations.

“Masks will be sold through stands and stalls outdoors schools, malls and other public areas,” stated SN Yadav, primary medical officer of Lucknow.

He stated this facility will certainly be initiated within the next few days. Officials likewise stated an awareness campaign has actually been undertaken and 25 hoardings have been put up in the city.

In other parts of the state, 3 cases were reported from Mainpuri, two from Bijnore, one from Bahraich and a few other cases from the eastern parts.

In Rajasthan, 6 more deaths were reported and in Gujarat, eight more people passed away. The overall death toll in Rajasthan has reached around 250 and in Gujarat it stands at over 240 considering that last month.

As per reports, 180 brand-new cases of swine flu were reported throughout Gujarat, taking the overall variety of cases reported till date near to 4,000.

The swine flu epidemic has actually resulted in the death of over 900 individuals across the nation while 14,000 people have actually been influenced by the H1N1 virus.

Swine flu is caused by H1N1 virus. Symptoms for swine flu include high fever, headache, muscle discomfort, diarrhea, throwing up, belly pain and internal and external bleeding.


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