2 more succumb to H1N1, toll reaches 65

A twenty-nine-year old woman, admitted on September 3 to a private hospital expired on September 12.  A sixty-year-old man, admitted on September 3, at a private hospital in Kolar, succumbed to the flu on the following day.

Meanwhile 23 fresh cases were reported positive for H1N1 Influenza with 18 cases reported only in the City.  Two cases were reported in Bijapur and one each in Belgaum, Dharwad and Raichur districts. 

Till date the total number of positive cases has risen to 760 in the State.

Active surveillance

The Health Department has started "active surveillance", visiting door-to-door under Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike areas on Sunday.  
An official from the Health Department said that health inspector, along with paramedical staff, visited around 100 houses to check the health of the community.
 "There is method for doing this, random houses will be visited and the family of a particular house fills the format given about their health conditions.  There will also be a check, if any member has come in contact with any patient who has tested positive for H1N1 Influenza", said the health official.

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike Special Commissioner, Maheshwara Rao meanwhile confirmed the survey being conducted jointly by the Palike and the Health Departments, both at the State and  Central level.

Study survey

“The survey is a joint effort among the health departments and the Palike to study the pattern of Influenza spreading across Bangalore,” he said. With the City witnessing the highest number of deaths attributed to the deadly H1N1 influenza, the Governments are pulling no stops to identify the missing link in containing the spread of the virus.
The study is concentrating on acquiring random sampling from members of houses suspected of having influenza symptoms.

DH News Service

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