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Jammu & Kashmir Tightens H1N1 Preventive Measures Across the State

by Reshma Anand on February 1, 2016 at 11:28 AM
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Jammu & Kashmir Tightens H1N1 Preventive Measures Across the State

The Health Department of Jammu and Kashmir have reported two cases of H1N1 influenza infection which has led to establishment of tighter preventive measures across the state.

They collected 43 samples of suspected H1N1 patients, out of which two turned out to be positive.

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"We collected 43 samples of suspected H1N1 patients in Jammu and Kashmir. Of these two are positive and 31 negative and reports of 10 samples are awaited," said a senior officer of the Health department.

As per the report on H1N1 Flu status provided by the Secretary Health and Medical Education, a total of 32 samples of suspected patients were collected in Jammu division and 11 in Kashmir division.
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"Out of 32 collected samples in Jammu Division, 23 cases have been found negative, two positive and reports of seven cases are pending. In Kashmir Division, out of 11 samples collected, 8 are negative and results of the rest are awaited", said a department officer.

After this confirmation, Governor N N Vohra has reviewed the preparedness of the Health Departments in tackling the flu.

"The state has geared up to deal with H1N1 flu. The preparedness to tackle H1N1 flu in the State has been reviewed and measures put in place", said Dr Mandeep Bhandari, Commissioner Secretary Health and Medical Education Department.

Source: Medindia
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