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Sunday, August 29, 2010

India : H1N1 claims 95 lives in Karnataka

Via New Kerala, this report has an update about dengue and chikungunya too :

" Bangalore, Aug 27 : The death toll due to dreaded H1N1 influenza in Karnataka was to 95 till August 25 this year, Minister for Health B Sriramulu said today.

Talking to newsmen here, he said 1702 people were affected by the H1N1 this year. Necessary instructions were given to District Health Officers (DHOs) to take all precautions and provide timely treatment to the affected.

Stating that there was no shortage of medicines, the minister said the responsibility has been fixed on DHOs and whoever was found responsible for any laxity would face strict action.

He said steps were also taken to fight chikungunya and dengue in view of the revival of the monsoon.

He said there were 927 chikungunya cases in the state, but no death had occurred, he said.

Dengue claimed one life while 1,294 had been affected by it, he added."

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