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Swine Flu scare in city, 5 tested positive for H1N1 virus

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Bhubaneswar: Panic gripped denizens of the state capital after five Swine Flu cases were detected here in last two days among which four are women.

Senior health officials said the state government is “fully prepared” to tackle the situation.

“Five persons have tested positive for H1N1 virus in the state during the last couple of days. They are undergoing treatment in private hospitals in Bhubaneswar,” Director of Health Services, Dr Kailash Chandra Dash said.

While two of the patients had come from Kalahandi and Jagatsinghpur districts, the other three were from places close to the state capital, he said.”All the patients are stable and recovering fast,” he said.

Notably, the patients had approached the hospitals with different health related issue in the last week of July following they were detected with Swine Flu after their blood samples were sent for lab test to Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC).

“Swine Flu is no more affecting people with the same severity as it was in the previous years. At its present form, it can be described as seasonal influenza”, he said.

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