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Fresh cases of swine flu reported in Delhi

February 08, 2013 11:26 IST

Fresh cases of epidemic swine flue have emerged in New Delhi, killing three and hospitalising many others.

The number of patients admitted with swine flue is on the rise and hundreds of people are rushing to the general hospitals.

Talking to media personnel, Medical Superintendent H K Kar gave the statistics of the cases reported in the hospital.

"I suspected total 26 cases of swine flu. Of them, 12 were positive and we are awaiting the blood report on the rest,” he said.

"Many of them have been discharged, only two cases are still in the hospital. One of them is in the Intensive Care Unit and on the ventilator as his condition is very serious. The other one has been discharged today. Total four deaths have taken place in this case, in which three were from Delhi and one was from Haryana," said Dr Kar.

The afflicted victims were rushed to the nearby hospitals with symptoms of sudden fever and cough, vomiting, runny nose, diarrhoea or stomach upset, abdominal cramps, bleeding and headache.

Meanwhile, in Gurgaon, six patients were admitted with swine flue symptoms.

Talking to media personnel, Civil Surgeon Dr Parveen K Garg also advised people to take precautions whenever there was a seasonal change.

"In total, six cases of swine flu have been detected and all of them are now fine. The relatives of those patients have been given Demi flu. Now all of them are well, nothing is there to panic, everything is under control," said Dr Garg.

Preventive and cleaning measures have already been undertaken on a war-footing by the health services in these regions.

The H1N1 virus, better known as swine flu, created panic and fear across the world in 2009. The virus is generally found in pigs but has the same symptoms as any seasonal flu.

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