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2 persons die in Uttarakhand, swine flu suspected

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

Two suspected swine flu deaths have been reported in in the last one week following which an alert has been issued in the state, an official said today.

Another person, suspected to be affected by virus, has been admitted to the Doon Hospital here.

Director General of state's medical, health and family welfare department, Dr D S Rawat said death of two persons were reported in the state in the last one week, but it is yet to be confirmed if it was due to swine flu.

Following these reports, an alert has been issued across the state, the official said, adding the two deaths were reported at private hospitals.

Blood samples of the the two deceased and the person admitted to Doon Hospital has been sent to National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for testing, Dr Rawat said.

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First Published: Sat, July 15 2017. 01:28 IST