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Rajasthan records highest number of swine flu deaths this year: NCDC

H1N1 flu (Swine flu) continues to haunt Rajasthan as the death toll rises to 198. The number of deaths reached 27 in Kota, 18 in Jodhpur and 17 in Baran districts of Rajasthan.

October 20, 2018, 5:15 pm

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Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital

Jaipur: Swine flu has claimed lives of a least 37 people in Jaipur. suffering. The recorded number of deaths in Jaipur is highest among the other cities of Rajasthan, as per the latest data of the Rajasthan Health and Family Welfare Department. H1N1 flu (Swine flu) continues to haunt Rajasthan as the death toll rises to 198. The number of deaths reached 27 in Kota, 18 in Jodhpur and 17 in Baran districts of Rajasthan. According to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Rajasthan recorded nearly 198 deaths, highest in the country, due to swine flu this year. Nearly 1,967 patients were tested positive for swine flu in the state till now. Swine flu, also known as the H1N1 virus, is a relatively new strain of an influenza virus that causes symptoms similar to the regular flu. It originated in pigs but is spread primarily from person to person. The transmission usually occurs from person to person, not animal to person. Swine flu is very contagious. The disease is spread through saliva and mucus particles. People may spread it by sneezing, coughing, touching a germ-covered surface and then touching their eyes or nose. The symptoms of swine flu are very much like those of regular influenza. They include chills, fever, coughing, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting

First published: October 20, 2018