by Iswarya on  March 2, 2020 at 10:41 AM Tropical Disease News
Nine Swine Flu Deaths in UP, 17 PAC Jawans Test Positive
After 77 cases reported from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, a team of doctors from Lucknow makes a visit. So far, there have been nine deaths, even as 17 PAC Jawans test positive.

Meerut Chief Medical Officer Raj Kumar said, "Out of the 27 PAC jawans of the Sixth Battalion admitted to the Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College (LLRMMC) with complaints of fever, cold and other similar symptoms, 17 have tested positive for swine flu. Hence, around 370 jawans in the battalion were given Tamiflu tablets and instructed to remain on the campus to prevent further spread of the infection. With this, the total number of swine flu cases in the district has gone up to 71."

The official said, "We have added 40 more beds in the isolation ward of the LLRMMC, taking the total number to 56."

The district hospital and other private hospitals have also been asked to increase the number of beds in the isolation wards.

In the wake of the rising number of swine flu cases, doctors have advised that only one member of the family should be involved in taking care of the infected patient to avoid the spread of the disease.

People have been asked to wash hands frequently, wear a mask when in the vicinity of the patient, and take care of cleanliness in the patient's room.

Source: IANS

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