Three swine flu deaths in Indore signal return of virus

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Mar 15, 2015 16:56 IST

Three swine flu deaths were reported in Indore in the last 24 hours, indicating a rebound of the deadly virus after a decline in the number of deaths and hospital admissions.

"It seems that a sudden change in weather has activated the virus again. The unseasonal rains leading to a drop in the mercury have changed the pattern again. If it had not rained, the virus would have been almost over," said Dr GL Sodhi, in-charge of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Project, Indore.

Two deaths were reported at MY Hospital late on Friday night and early morning, and one death at CHL.

The three were undergoing treatment for a long time.

The number of patients getting screened for the virus has also gone up.

Of late a decline was noticed as temperatures had risen and conditions became unfavourable for the virus to grow.

Only a few deaths were reported last week compared to five deaths on an average daily in March.

"We are getting more patients requesting for a screening because of the change in weather. The cold humid weather prevailing right now is ideal for the spread of the disease... The deaths which occurred were of those admitted since March 1," said Dr Sodhi.

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