Alert sounded for dengue, swine flu in Bihar

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said an alert has been sounded across Bihar in the wake of a spurt in the cases of dengue and swine flu.

Updated: Sep 14, 2010, 00:25 AM IST

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today
said an alert has been sounded across Bihar in the wake of a
spurt in the cases of dengue and swine flu.

"We have alerted the authorities in the districts to take
all preventive steps for checking the spread of dengue and
swine flu virus, besides appropriate steps for treating the
patients who tested positive for the diseases", Kumar told
reporters here.

The chief minister said he also spoke to Union Health
Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and apprised the latter of the
situation.

Medical experts were also being rushed to the places
where several patients have tested positive for dengue, he
said.

While six persons have died due to dengue in Munger
during the last three days, a woman died of suspected swine
flu at a hospital here yesterday, sources said.

-PTI