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Swine flu claims 44 lives in Madhya Pradesh since July 2017

So far, 226 positive cases of swine flu have been reported from Madhya Pradesh

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

School children wearing masks to prevent infection as a girl was detected Swine flu at IIIT Allahabad, in Allahabad
School children wearing masks to prevent infection as a girl was detected Swine flu at IIIT Allahabad, in Allahabad

has claimed 44 lives in with five patients each succumbing to the deadly virus in and Indore districts since July 1 this year, a senior official said today.

So far, 226 positive cases of have been reported from different districts of Madhya Pradesh, state health services director Dr K L Sahu said.


"The virus claimed 44 lives in the state so far since July 1 this year while 226 positive cases of were found during this period. The highest number of deaths, five each, have been reported in and Indore districts," Sahu said.

"Besides, three patients each died in Jabalpur and Sagar and the remaining in other districts of the state," he said.

Sahu said 45 patients were found infected with the virus in and 36 in Jabalpur. In Indore, 17 positive cases of were detected during the period.

The cases of were also reported from Sagar, Ujjain, Gwalior, Satna, Shahdol, Damoh and some other districts.

"We are running an awareness campaign as prevention can check further spread of the disease. Isolation wards have been created in all the district hospitals in the state to tackle the situation," Sahu said.

State Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Rustum Singh issued instructions to open testing laboratories in all prominent cities of the state, a public relations department official said.

At present, such labs are located in Jabalpur, Gwalior and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in

The minister also directed all collectors to start sharing information about preventive measures against and its treatment with sarpanch of villages by holding gram sabhas, the official said.

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First Published: Fri, September 08 2017. 04:22 IST
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