Indore: One more patient suffering from deadly swine flu died in a private hospital here on Sunday. With the fresh death, the toll has reached thirty in city. The rising number of deaths from H1N1 virus in the city has become a major concern for citizens as well as administration. However, the rise in temperature has perhaps started subduing the virus, as no new patient was tested positive on Sunday.

Nodal officer of Integrated Diseases Surveillance Programme, Dr Asha Pandit said “The latest swine flu victim was a 49-year-old male patient. He was admitted to Bombay Hospital after being diagnosed with the  deadly H1N1 virus about four days ago and his conditions were critical since then.”

“However, swine flu was not the primary reason of all the deaths, as patients suffering from other ailments came in contact with the disease later. People already suffering from some other diseases automatically become vulnerable to H1N1 attack as the virus affect immunity power of the body. Several such patients are falling prey to the disease in city and succumbing to the virus,” Dr Pandit said.
However, she alerted that “Taking proper precaution and following speech etiquettes are the best way to avoid the pig influenza.”  Earlier, 29 patients lost their lives due to the deadly disease while so far as many as 105 patients have been tested swine flu positive in the city.

Meanwhile, unlike the recent past, no suspected sample of H1N1 or dengue was sent for laboratory confirmation to Jabalpur on Sunday. The situation seemed to be a positive sign amid the prevailing panic over the outbreak of deadly diseases, the city has been witnessing for the first time.

Swine flu was not the primary reason of all the deaths, as patients suffering from other ailments came in contact with the disease later. People already suffering from some other diseases automatically become vulnerable to H1N1 attack as the virus affect immunity power of the body. Several such patients are falling prey to the disease in city and succumbing to the virus.
– Dr Asha Pandit
Nodal officer, Integrated Diseases Surveillance Programme

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