Rajasthan in grip of heavy swine flu

Total swine flu cases mounted to 3,692 in just 51 days

The state is witnessing worst swine flu outbreak since 2015. Total swine flu cases mounted to 3,692 in just 51 days this year surpassing the 2017’s total swine flu cases of 3,619.

On Wednesday, two more persons died of swine flu in the state, while one IAS officer in Alwar was among 54 persons tested positive for swine flu. Both deaths were reported from Kota. The number of deaths rose to 129 this year.

After the IAS officer found infected with the virus, health department officials swung into action and conducted activities to prevent its spread. They provided Oseltamivir tablets to those who were in contact with the officer. The officer was unwell from the past three days.

The cases of swine flu is continuously mounting with the beginning of the year. It is one of the worst outbreaks of swine flu in the state. In 2015, there were 6,859 persons tested positive for swine flu. In 2016, only 197 persons were found infected with the disease. In 2017, there was surge in number of cases as 3,619 persons were diagnosed with the disease. In 2018, the cases were slightly less in comparison to 2017 as 2,419 persons were tested positive for the disease.

 

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