Toll jumps to 6 as swine flu spreads in Odisha

KalingaTV News Network

Swine FluBhubaneswar: Despite Odisha Government’s repeated claims of being fully prepared to meet the swine flu outbreak in the state, two more persons died to the disease on Friday – one each at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack and the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) in Burla – taking the toll due to the deadly disease to six in the State.

The two patients who died due to the disease caused by the H1N1 virus today have been identified as Bijay Sahoo of Tirtol area in Jagatsinghpur district (SCB) and Jalandhar Meher of Bargarh (VIMSAR). Meher had been put under ventilator after his condition deteriorated on Thursday evening.

On the other hand the vector-borne disease is gradually spreading its tentacles in the State with new positive swabs being detected each passing day. So far 84 patients have tested positive for the deadly disease in the State with 13 new cases – 10 male and three female – being reported on Thursday.