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Swine flu: Toll touches 90, positive cases cross 400

Swine flu deaths continued to spiral in Madhya Pradesh with four more people succumbing to the disease on Wednesday, taking the toll to 90 since January this year, said a health official.

bhopal Updated: Feb 19, 2015 18:19 IST
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Swine flu deaths continued to spiral in Madhya Pradesh with four more people succumbing to the disease on Wednesday, taking the toll to 90 since January this year, said a health official.

The number of people who have tested positive for H1N1 virus in the state has crossed 400, said state health officials.

Four deaths were reported in Indore on Wednesday.

The deceased include an eight-year-old girl and a 62-year-old woman from the Indore city.

Two other persons including a 38-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man from Ujjain, who were undergoing treatment in Indore, died on Wednesday.

The officials said 11 people tested positive for the H1N1 virus on Wednesday taking the total number of 400 people testing positive for the virus across the state since January this year.

In Gwalior-Chambal region, two people tested positive for the virus. No death was, however, reported from the region on Wednesday.

Since January this year, 51 people have tested positive in Gwalior region and five people have died due to the disease.

On Wednesday, 17 fresh samples have been sent for testing.

In Jabalpur district, two fresh cases have been reported, which includes that of a doctor. Till now four people have died there from H1N1 infection and 29 have tested positive.

In Bhopal, 8 people tested positive for H1N1virus taking the figure of total of people testing positive to 171 since January this year.

The suspected death of a five-year-old boy due to H1N1 virus was reported from Hamidia Hospital late on Tuesday evening.

Since January this year, 25 people have died in Bhopal due to swine flu, said a health department official.

Chief medical and health officer Bhopal Dr Veena Sinha said that 56 samples have been sent for testing, adding that no death has been reported in city on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, state chief secretary Anthony de Sa presided over a meeting of a coordination committee constituted by the state government for swine flu to review the steps taking to tackle the swine flu menace in the state.

The meeting was informed that state government has taken up efforts to control disease on a war-footing.

In the meeting, the availability of diagnostic kits and other preventive measures were discussed, said a source in the state health department.

The meeting was told that the state government has ensured that anti-viral medicines, protective masks, swine flu testing kits have been made available in adequate quantity at the state level, the official added.

Health department sources said that 142 people, who were undergoing treatment for the viral disease, have recovered.

Meanwhile, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has made arrangements to provide financial help to poor patients undergoing treatment for swine flu in privately-run hospitals from his discretionary fund.

Health officials said all doctors healthcare workers treating swine flu patients in the state have been vaccinated against the flu for their personal safety and have been advised to use masks.

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In Gwalior-Chambal region, two people tested positive for the virus

Since January this year, 51 people have tested positive in Gwalior region and five people have died due to the disease

In Jabalpur district, two fresh cases have been reported, which includes that of a doctor

In Bhopal, 8 people tested positive for H1N1virus taking the figure of total of people testing positive to 171 since January

The suspected death of a five-year-old boy due to H1N1 virus was reported from Hamidia Hospital late on Tuesday evening.