Odisha records second dengue death in Cuttack


Two more suspected cases of swine flu have been reported in the past one week in the city, taking the total tally to 32 suspected cases this season.

Meanwhile, the authorities of the Health department are mulling to administer vaccine to medicos and medical staff deployed at the swine flu ward in hospitals after two doctors tested positive for swine flu.

The number of those affected by swine flu has risen to 103 from 96 yesterday. 9 samples of dengue and 3 of chikungunya suspected patients were received for testing, he said. Tackling both the diseases is a challenge for the health department.

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The Minister told the house that 365 dengue cases, 246 chikungunya cases and 356 malaria cases were also reported in Delhi. "Our health teams, working on the ground are creating awareness about swine flu and also conducting surveys to find mosquito-prone conditions at the same time", said Dr Aggarwal.

Official sources said a person had died of dengue at SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack, where another died of swine flu, official sources said. "Both of them have been admitted to GMCH and their condition is stable", he added.

In city, 13 samples of swine flu suspected patients were sent to Virology Lab, Jabalpur. Three death of swine flu patients occurred in private hospitals of the city.