Swine flu claims one more life in Rajasthan; toll 26 this year

Swine flu claimed one more life here, taking the toll of the disease in the state this year to 26.

Jaipur: Swine flu claimed one more life here, taking the toll of the disease in the state this year to 26.

Sitadevi (60), who hailed from Uttarakhand, passed away at a hospital here yesterday, an official said today quoting a state medical report.

She had come here to visit her relatives in Jagatpura here and fell sick with swine flu virus, he said.

With this death, Rajasthan has so far reported 26 deaths due to the dreaded H1N1 virus this year so far, the official said.

Of the total samples taken for tests in the state since January 2014, 49 patients had been found swine flu positive, he said.

High humidity during rainy season used to be a major reason for the spread of H1N1 virus, he said, adding that in September, out of 19 samples taken for test, one patient was found positive.

A comparative study on this subject is being worked out district wise, he said.

The official said an Integrated Disease Surveillance programme was being extended in the entire state, specially during monsoon season, as a preventive measure to control the spread of vector due to high humidity or water accumulation.

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