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Odisha swine flu toll rises to six

13 Août 2017

Bhubaneswar: Swine flu and dengue menaces have spread their alarming tentacles across the state, even as the state government Sunday assured people of all possible measures to tackle the situation.

The vector-borne disease claimed another life at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack today taking the total death toll in Odisha in the current season to two.

The secretary said swine flu cases are being reported at an alarming rate across the state. But more swine flu suspected patients are found in city.

Around 70 per cent of the dengue cases this year have contracted infection from other states, said Meherda.

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Meanwhile, the authorities of the Health department are mulling to administer vaccine to medicos and medical staff deployed at the swine flu ward in hospitals after two doctors tested positive for swine flu.

The first dengue victim case was reported on August 9 when 35-year-old daily wager Som Prakash Mishra of Bihar died while undergoing treatment at the same hospital.

One person each died at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack and the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) in Burla, said a health official.

The official said 16 of 28 samples tested positive for swine flu on Sunday, as the number of affected persons increased to 103.

Odisha swine flu toll rises to six