An­other swine flu case trig­gers panic; 15 dengue cases con­firmed

HT Ludhiana Live - - City - HT Live Cor­re­spon­dent ludlivedesk@hin­dus­tan­ LUD­HI­ANA:

A new swine flu case was re­ported from Apollo Hospi­tal, Lud­hi­ana, on Satur­day tak­ing the toll to five.

An­other 15 fresh cases of dengue were also con­firmed from var­i­ous hos­pi­tals here.

The pa­tient Preeti Tal­war, who is suf­fer­ing from H1N1 virus, was ad­mit­ted to Apollo Hospi­tal. Sources said she is un­der treat­ment from the past three days and her fam­ily mem­bers have also been put on med­i­ca­tion.

So far, a to­tal of five swine flu cases have been con­firmed this year from Lud­hi­ana. Re­cently, a swine flu pa­tient, who was un­der treat­ment at DMCH, Lud­hi­ana, had died.

State nodal of­fi­cer of in­te­grated dis­ease sur­veil­lance pro­gramme Dr Deepak Bha­tia said the two sam­ples from Lud­hi­ana hos­pi­tals were sent to Chandi­garh and one was found to be pos­i­tive.

Mean­while, 15 fresh cases of dengue have been re­ported from var­i­ous hos­pi­tals in Lud­hi­ana, in­clud­ing Apollo Hos­pi­tals, DMCH and CMCH. Out of 15, seven dengue pa­tients be­long to Lud­hi­ana, while the re­main­ing are from other dis­tricts of Pun­jab as well as other states.

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