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64 swine flu cases in Delhi in two months

64 swine flu cases in Delhi in two months

New Delhi -- Four people tested positive for swine flu Friday, taking to 64 the number of people infected by the Influenza A (H1N1) virus in the capital, an official said.

According to doctors, there has been a sudden spurt in the number of cases - there were 39 cases and one death in January alone, and 25 cases and two deaths in February as of Friday.

Wiith three deaths due to swine flu and so many cases reported in the capital in 2013, the Delhi government Thursday directed its 17 hospitals and five private hospitals to gear up for treatment of such patients.
 
"These hospitals have been identified for isolation care and treatment facility for H1N1 (swine flu) cases," said an official.
 
"Delhi Health Minister A.K. Walia reviewed the situation with regard to H1N1 in view of the recent spurt of these cases," said an official.
 
He instructed that these hospitals must also have arrangement for intensive care facilities. The ventilators must also be kept ready.

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