Swine Flu Claims 12 Lives, Udaipur reported 4 Fatalities

Swine Flu Claims 12 Lives, Udaipur reported 4 Fatalities

12 Fatalities reported in the state of Rajasthan...

Swine Flu Alert

In the battle against the swine flu outbreak, Udaipur reported 4 out of the 12 fatalities in the state of Rajasthan within a span of three months. Despite the concerning numbers, health authorities reassure the public that the situation is under control, with recent days witnessing a decline in reported cases.

The health department's report for the period between January 1 to March 31 this year reveals a total of 945 confirmed cases of swine flu across the state. Among these, Jaipur stands out with over half of the reported cases, tallying up to 498 infections. 

District-wise Breakdown

Apart from Jaipur and Udaipur, other districts grappling with a significant number of swine flu cases include Bikaner with 73 cases, Dausa with 25 cases, Ajmer with 24 cases, and Nagaur with 23. Udaipur trails behind Jaipur with 121 reported cases, underlining the severity of the situation in the region. In Udaipur district, Bhilwara recorded 3 deaths and 2 each in Bikaner and Kota. 

Healthcare Challenges

The surge in viral illnesses, including swine flu and Covid-19, has posed substantial challenges to individuals' well-being. Persistent coughs lasting for over 20 days have been a common complaint, prompting concerns among the populace. Healthcare facilities have witnessed an influx of patients exhibiting symptoms such as fever and influenza-like illness, necessitating vigilant monitoring and appropriate diagnostic testing.

Health officials express cautious optimism as the trend of swine flu cases shows signs of decline following a spike. Despite the severity of the outbreak, authorities emphasize the importance of continued vigilance and adherence to preventive measures to curb the spread of the highly infectious swine flu virus. 

Source: Rajasthan Patrika


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