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16 swine flu cases detected in Odisha in one day

16 swine flu cases detected in Odisha in one day

Bhubaneswar: The deadly swine flu has so far claimed eight lives in Odisha while 103 persons are now affected by the disease in the state, a health official said on Sunday.

"The situation is completely under control and there is no need to panic. However, there is no need for panic as most of the swine flu cases reported in the state are brought by migrants from other areas", he said.

The secretary said swine flu cases are being reported at an alarming rate across the state.

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The health secretary further stated that vaccinations are only being given to doctors and other para medical staff engaged in the handling of swine flu patients. People were advised not to take vaccines without consulting doctors.

The first dengue victim case was reported on August 9 when 35-year-old daily wager Som Prakash Mishra of Bihar died while undergoing treatment at the same hospital. A total of eight people had died of dengue while almost 4,000 positive cases were reported past year. In state there were 131 samples of najal-swab were tested and of them 24 tested positive. Numerous patients have come from places like Mumbai, Surat and Bengaluru.

He said the hospital since March this year has tested blood samples of at least 2,754 patients, out of which 242 cases were found to be dengue-positive so far.


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