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Swine flu resurfaces in Madhya Pradesh, claims three lives

After a three-month gap, swine flu resurfaced in Madhya Pradesh and has claimed three lives this month, a top Health Department official said on Wednesday.



Bhopal: After a three-month gap, swine
flu resurfaced in Madhya Pradesh and has claimed three lives
this month, a top Health Department official said on Wednesday.

Twenty-two positive cases of H1N1 virus have also been
reported in the state.

"Two persons in Jabalpur and one in Indore died of
swine flu this month and 22 others were suffering from this
disease," Health Department Joint Director B M Chauhan said.

No case of the dreaded viral disease was reported in
the state between May and July, he said.

One person died on August 3, the second succumbed to
the deadly virus on August 11 in Jabalpur and the last death
was reported from Indore on August 15, he said.

Of the 22 H1N1 positive cases, two are in Bhopal and
the rest in Jabalpur and Indore, Chauhan said.

The Joint Director said 80 suspected cases of swine
flu were reported, of which swab samples of 56 persons were
sent for test at Jabalpur-based Indian Council of Medical
Research laboratory.

Of these, 25 tested positive for HINI and three of
them died, he said, adding the state has adequate stock of
medicines and manpower to treat swine flu patients.

PTI

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