3 more swine flu cases reported in Kanpur

Ebony Scott
August 11, 2017

The department said in a press release that the outbreak had claimed 23 patients so far, while 204 others were confirmed to have been infected with the H1N1 virus.

Another report said that a lady junior doctor of Transfusion Medicine Department of the hospital has tested positive for swine flu.

In addition to the swine flu outbreak, Myanmar also confirmed last month a H5N1 virus outbreak, commonly known as bird flu, in Yangon and in the southernmost region of Tanintharyi.

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Ten beds in hospitals with a capacity of more than 300 beds, five beds in hospitals with 100 to 300 beds and two beds in hospitals having 50 beds, have been reserved for the patients of swine flu, Sahu said.

He added that an awareness campaign would be launched soon.

According to the data provided by the office of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), 46 of the new swine flu cases were detected at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute (SGPGI) of Medical Sciences and rest 13 at the King George Medical University (KGMU). The total count for swine flu patients since January has reached 209 in Lucknow and 368 in the state. As a preventive measure, the local civic body has started several awareness activities across schools. Of these, 225 were reported in July and August.

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