Madhya Pradesh, India: Increased death cases of swine flu virus confirmed!

Posted on October 4, 2012 • Filed under: India, Travel News

Despite attempts by the state health department to downplay the incidence of swine flu in Madhya Pradesh, the high mortality rate among those afflicted by it is actually alarming. Bhopal tops the death toll with seven out of 28 patients testing positive for H1N1 virus succumbing during treatment. Indore is not far behind, where five of as many patients have died of the dreaded virus. In fact, the incharge of swine flu cell at the directorate of health, Dr KK Thassu, issued a circular some days ago asking people not to be scared of swine flu as it is no more an epidemic but only an endemic disease which could be cured through medication. At that time, swine flu scare seemed to be receding as most of the suspected swine flu patients were testing negative and those admitted for treatment were responding well at both government and private hospitals. But in the past few days, the situation has changed dramatically. Read article

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