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‘Guj has had third most H1N1 deaths in 2019’

AHMEDABAD: The death toll from swine flu within the nation rose to 226 within the first 35 days of 2019, Union health ministry statistics show. Gujarat is the 3rd worst affected state, 43 deaths and 898 cases, after Rajasthan and Delhi, which reported 2,263 and 1,011 cases respectively.

A total of 6,601 other people examined sure for the disease within the nation until Monday with 2,030 being infected within the remaining seven days, the ministry data printed.

With the numbers emerging, the health ministry has asked states to strengthen surveillance and likewise keep beds reserved in hospitals to handle cases desiring ventilator amenities. An professional stated states have not but made demands for drugs, diagnostic kits and sources to handle the issue.

In 2018, India reported 14,992 cases of H1N1 and 1,103 deaths because of it. Gujarat in 2016 and 2017 reported 411 and 431 deaths, respectively. Isolation wards were created in any respect main government hospitals and officers claim that awareness about symptoms similar to cough, sneezing and sore throat has larger.

“Screening after symptoms are felt can help prevent the unfold of the disease. It is not at all times necessary to be hospitalized, if the analysis is well timed, the affected person can get better in isolation at house as neatly. It is affecting pregnant ladies, kids, the aged and the ones with low immunity and these groups need to be extra careful,” stated a senior city-based health professional.

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