Swine flue cases in himachal

Swine Flue deaths in Himachal reaches 4, more people tested positive

SHIMLA-  The H1NI virus toll rose to four in Himachal Pradesh this year, as a woman succumbed to the dreaded virus, health sources said today.

Indra Gandhi Medical College Hospital Senior Medical Officer Ramesh Chand said that a 31year- old woman from Kinnaur district, who was admitted in hospital on Saturday night with symptoms of swine flu, was tested positive for H1N1 virus and succumbed last night.

He said one-year-old child belonged to Totu, outskirt of this capital town, one each patient from Kangra and Sundernagar of Mandi district had been killed to swine flu this year.

With the death of woman, the death toll due to the dreaded virus rose up to four this year.

Nine positive cases for H1N1 influenza have been reported in the IGMCH.

Health Director D S Gurang said number of swine flu cases were pouring in the state.

Mr Gurang said mask, drugs and swine flu kits have been dispatched to every district to check the outbreak of pandemic in the state.

However, he showed ignorance of sudden spurt in swine flu cases and said that advisory has been issued in the state to alert the people and health department to cope up with emergent situation as H1N1 likely to spread more in the winter season.

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