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Odisha swine flu toll rises to six

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

The swine flu toll in today rose to six with two persons succumbing to the disease in the state, official sources said.

A person undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in succumbed to Swine flu late last night, informed the swine flu nodal office of the hospital.


The deceased hailed from Tirtol area in Jagatsinghpur, he said.

A resident of Bargarh, died of swine flu during treatment at VIMSAR at Burla in Sambalpur district today.

Meanwhile, a report said at least two doctors, one at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in and another at the Capital Hospital here, have tested positive to the virus.

Yesterday, as many as 24 samples were sent for investigation of which 13 tested positive taking the total number of virus affected persons in to 84.

Meanwhile, the authorities of the Health department are mulling to administer vaccine to medicos and medical staff deployed at the swine flu ward in hospitals after two doctors tested positive for swine flu.

Swab samples of a doctor working at the Orthopaedic department in Capital Hospital and a junior doctor of SCB, Cuttack, were found positive for the vector-borne disease.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 15:32 IST
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