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9 more test positive for swine flu in Kashmir

Nine more patients have tested positive for swine flu in Kashmir Thursday, taking the number of people infected with the H1N1 virus to 181, health officials said here, adding no new death took place due to the disease.

Srinagar: Nine more patients have tested positive for swine flu in Kashmir Thursday, taking the number of people infected with the H1N1 virus to 181, health officials said here, adding no new death took place due to the disease.

"No death has been reported today. However, nine patients tested positive for H1N1 virus in the last 24 hours," PRO, SKIMS, Kulsooma Bhat said.

Bhat said the number of people infected with swine flu in the Valley has risen to 181 since the first case in October last year.

The official said the number of patients admitted in the isolation ward of the SKIMS hospital at present was 11.

"Among them only one patient is on ventilator," she said.

Bhat said 195 patients with respiratory symptoms were seen at the Special OPD of the hospital today and nine fresh samples from suspected cases were taken for testing.

SKIMS PRO said that 50 front line health workers, including doctors and paramedics, were vaccinated today and the institute is likely to receive reagents and chemicals for 500 patients from NCDC New Delhi as arranged by Governor N N Vohra.

From Zee News

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