Published On : Sat, Jun 24th, 2017

92 Swine Flu patients found in Mumbai in a week, death toll climbs to 10

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Mumbai: As many as 92 people were found H1N1 (Swine Flu) infected in last one week in Mumbai. This brings the number of total swine flu infected patients to 285 in 2017. Between 16 June to 22 June, 92 patients, who were infected with H1N1 virus, were admitted in different hospitals in Mumbai. Out of 285, 10 infected people have died, said the data. Six out of 68 H1N1 infected patients, brought from other cities to Mumbai for treatment, also lost their lives.

Three more patients have succumbed to the H1N1 influenza virus in the city, taking the death toll to 10 this year. The virus has now killed 10 people in Mumbai since 1 January. With the monsoon beginning, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a detailed advisory to people to take precaution during monsoon to avoid Dengue, Malaria, Swine Flu, Gastro and other diseases.

“Fluctuation in temperature and high moisture content in the air are conducive for the spread of H1N1 virus and therefore, people are advised to take preventive measures,” said the BMC in a statement. Swine flu is a respiratory disease with symptoms that include fever, coughing, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body ache and fatigue.

Mumbai also reported scores of cases related to monsoon-related diseases. Between June 16 and 22, Mumbai recorded 95 malaria cases, 201 of gastroenteritis, two of leptospirosis and one of dengue, said the statement issued by the Public Health Department of the civic body.

Civic health officers have advised people not to panic and seek medical help if they experience symptoms related to different ailments. “People should contact the doctor or nearest medical health centre or hospital in case of persistent symptoms like cough, cold and fever for more than four days,” Dr Padmaja Keskar, executive health officer of the BMC, said.