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Woman dies of swine flu in Rajasthan, death toll since January at 30

Jaipur: A 60-year-old woman died of swine flu, taking the death toll in the state due to the disease to 30 since 1 January, this year.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The woman, a resident of Mukta Nagar in Jaipur, succumbed to H1N1 virus at a private hospital on Thursday, a state medical and health department official said on Friday.

Out of 1,250 samples collected in the state, 145 people have been tested positive, he said, adding of the 30 deaths due to H1N1 virus, 13 were in Jaipur, four in Ajmer and two in Churu, besides other places.

There were 204 deaths out 364 positive cases of swine flu in the corresponding period (January to 18 February) last year, the official said.

This year, the state medical and health department has taken several key measures to contain the spread of the virus, he said.

Effective surveillance, monitoring and treatment of patients are the prime objectives of the state department, the official said.


Updated Date: Feb 19, 2016 14:52 PM

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