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    First swine flu case reported

    LAHORE: The first case of swine flu in Lahore was reported from a private healthcare facility on Wednesday.
    Imran Salahuddin, 35, was brought to the Doctors’ Hospital with symptoms of flu, high fever, cough and headache from his Bhatti Gate residence some three days ago.
    “The patient had developed upper respiratory chest infection and other symptoms of H1N1. His blood samples were sent to the National Institute of Health in Islamabad which confirmed he was suffering from swine flu,” said a duty doctor while adding the patient was ‘out of danger.’
    A Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department official said standard operating procedures (SOPs) had already been sent to all the tehsil and district headquarters hospitals to manage H1N1 patients. Directions have also been issued for the establishment of separate wards for suspected patients of H1NI,” he said.
    Last edited by tetano; February 1st, 2018, 07:39 AM.

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    Multan: Swine flu claims 3 lives within a week

    MULTAN: According to reports two men and a woman lost their lives to swine flu this week in Multan, while nine others are affected.
    Sources in Nishtar Hospital added that six swine flu patients are still undergoing treatment at the hospital.
    It may be mentioned here that the deadly H1N1 virus had killed eight people and infected 75 others last year.


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      Another H1N1 patient dies in Multan, toll mounts to eight

      MULTAN: Another patient of H1N1 (seasonal influenza A) died in Multan on Saturday after which the toll due to the disease climbed to eight.
      Hospital sources said that a resident of Multan was admitted to Ward No7 of the Nishtar Hospital Multan with chest infection a couple of days ago.
      Later, the affected person was shifted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in critical condition where he expired.
      District Coordinator, Epidemic Control Programme, Dr Attaur Rehman said the patient was having the symptoms of NIH1 and his blood samples had been sent for clinical analysis.
      With the latest death, toll due to seasonal influenza A has climbed to eight. Several others with H1N1 symptoms, including women and children, were still under treatment at the hospital.


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        Influenza claims three more lives in Multan, death toll rises to 12

        MULTAN: Three people including a woman diagnosed with seasonal influenza virus passed away in Multan on Sunday, taking the recent death toll from the disease to 12, according to Punjab Health Department's Spokesman Dr Atta-ur-Rehman.

        A health department spokesperson informed that the deceased female patient belonged to Khanewal.

        In December, those who lost lives to the seasonal influenza included six female and six male patients.

        Up till now, 40 suspected patients have been brought to Multan's Nishtar Hospital. There are 17 patients under treatment at the hospital, while 23 cases have been confirmed for the disease.

        Earlier, the Punjab health department informed that as many as 18 people have been diagnosed with influenza in Punjab.

        On Saturday, four people in Multan died after contracting seasonal influenza...


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          Mysterious H1N1 virus kills more lives; Virus Att also attacks doctors

          MULTAN: The fatal and mysterious Seasonal Influenza H1N1 virus has claimed more deaths in Multan and the toll reached to 15 in the last 21 days after a fresh death received here, creating more panic after the virus-attacked doctors involved in the treatment of influenza suspects on Friday, health officials said. Twelve suspects died at Nishtar Hospital belonged to Multan and the rest of three from Muzaffargarh district since December 15, they said.
          However, all doctors serving to save lives of influenza suspects, efficiently treating all suspects despite spread of virus attack on doctors, Nishtar hospital officials said.
          The H1N1 killer virus has attacked three doctors including Dr Waqas, Dr Hina and Dr Ambrin while they were serving to save the lives of suspects. The lab reports of three doctors have received positive career of H1N1, health officials confirmed.


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            Multan: Seasonal influenza death toll escalates to 21
            Last Updated On 06 January,2018 11:53 am
            Sources told that 113 patients have been admitted to the hospitals.

            MULTAN (Dunya News) – The outbreak of seasonal influenza has continued to take lives in Multan, Bahawalpur and Dera Ghazi Khan as at least 21 people have been fallen prey to the disease in three weeks.

            The increasing cases of seasonal influenza, among which three doctors are also included, are creating fear among the administration of Nishtar Hospital as the disease is rapidly spreading across the metropolis...


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              Tuesday Jan 09 2018
              Khawar Khan
              Karachi hospital confirms 28 cases of H1N1 seasonal influenza

              KARACHI: A private hospital in Karachi has confirmed 28 cases of the H1N1 (seasonal influenza A), with several other patients complaining of symptoms similar to that of the deadly disease.

              Director Health Karachi Dr Tahir Aziz told Geo News on Monday that up till now 28 cases have been reported of the seasonal influenza at the city's Aga Khan Hospital.

              He said that several other people have also been admitted after experiencing symptoms related to seasonal influenza, and medical tests are being undertaken to ascertain if they are suffering from the disease...

              ...Meanwhile, at least 17 people have died in the past 23 days after contracting seasonal influenza in Multan...


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                120 influenza cases confirmed across the country
                4 hours ago BY Hamid Khan Wazir

                —– So far, around 20 people have died in different parts of the country due to the virus

                ISLAMABAD: A total of 400 suspected cases of H1N1 influenza have been reported across the country so far, out of which 120 influenza positive cases have been confirmed in the country, resulting in 20 deaths.

                Talking to Pakistan Today, National Institute of Health (NIH) Senior Scientific Officer Dr Mumtaz Ali Khan said that a total of 400 suspected cases have been reported so far, out of which around 120 cases were positive.

                He said that the virus had also caused 20 deaths, including one in Islamabad, while the rest were reported in Multan where the disease had resulted in an epidemic.

                However, Dr Mumtaz said that influenza alone was not responsible for the deaths because most of the patients were already admitted in the intensive care units (ICU) of different hospitals with heart and diabetic problems.

                He said that no normal patient had died hitherto, which indicated that influenza was not the reason behind their deaths. However, he confirmed that they were diagnosed with influenza too.

                He further said that most of the cases were reported from Punjab, out of which around 70 influenza cases were reported from Multan alone, while around six cases were also reported from Swabi district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The doctor confirmed that a total of seven influenza cases had been reported from the federal capital so far...


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                  Influenza virus death toll reaches 21 as two more die in Multan

                  MULTAN: The numbers of H1N1 influenza virus suspects and death tolls have been increasing since December last after two fresh deaths were reported in Multan and Khanewal while numbers of suspects reached to 152 after nine new virus suspects admitted in southern Punjab hospitals, health officials said on Friday.
                  Those died were under treatment at Nishtar hospitals’ isolation ward.
                  The numbers of 21 deaths have been reported in southern Punjab hospitals in the last 27 days. 80 suspects were carrying H1N1 positive out of total 152 admitted suspects.
                  The numbers of admitted suspects reached to 91 from 87 in Multan. The second most vulnerable district is Muzaffargarh where numbers of admitted suspects climbed from 17 to 19 while one suspect died in Khanewal. The Vehari numbers of admitted suspects reached to five from four, Layyah five suspects from four.



                  • #10

                    Influenza claims two more lives in Multan, death toll rises to 23
                    Tuesday Jan 16, 2018

                    MULTAN: Two more patients died of seasonal influenza in Multan taking the death toll to 23, Geo News reported Tuesday.

                    A male patient and a female patient became the latest victim of the outbreak of seasonal influenza in the city.

                    The outbreak has become a cause of concern among the authorities.

                    More than 70 cases have been reported in Multan and adjoining areas so far, with the virus spreading to nearby towns and cities as well, according to sources.

                    It was also reported that five doctors of Multan's Nishtar Hospital have also tested positive for influenza.
                    Seasonal influenza in Multan claims 21 lives in less than a month

                    Moreover, there continues to be a steady increase in the number of people diagnosed with the disease...


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                      Influenza outbreak: Death toll in Multan rises to 24

                      MULTAN: A seasonal outbreak of influenza claimed another life in Multan on Thursday, taking the death toll to 24.

                      The deceased, a 22-year-old girl hailing from Layyah, was under treatment at Nishtar Hospital, informed hospital officials.

                      The spokesperson for the Multan’s health department remarked that three more influenza patients have been admitted to Nishtar Hospital in the last 24 hours.
                      Influenza claims two more lives in Multan, death toll rises to 23

                      At least 197 patients have been admitted to the hospital in last one month, of which 103 were diagnosed with influenza, the spokesperson shared, adding that the doctors are waiting for the reports of eight patients...


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                        35 die of seasonal flu in east Pakistan
                        Source: Xinhua| 2018-01-19 23:52:36|Editor: yan

                        ISLAMABAD, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- At least 35 people have been killed after suffering from influenza and seasonal flu in Pakistan's east Punjab Province over the last one month, officials said Friday.

                        The province's Multan, Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalpur districts were the worst-hit areas where all the fatalities were reported and hospitals received scores of people affected with the disease since December last year.

                        In Multan, 106 cases of influenza have been confirmed in the reported period, while 24 patients under treatment in the city's Nishtar Hospital have died, Pakistan's official news agency APP reported.

                        The death toll is feared to rise as at least ten more people are in a critical condition in the hospital...


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                          Two more patients die of seasonal influenza in Multan
                          10 hours ago BY INP

                          MULTAN: Two more people died of seasonal influenza, bringing the total tally to 29 in about 40 days.

                          Multan health department spokesman Dr Ata said that a woman, hailing from Layyah, and a man from Multan succumbed to the disease in the city’s Nishtar Hospital.

                          The hospital said 109 people have tested positive for the flu since December 15, 2017...


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                            Seasonal influenza in Multan claims three lives in 24 hours

                            MULTAN: A woman was among the three people who died of seasonal influenza in the city’s Nishtar Hospital, bringing the total tally since December 15 to 31.
                            The deceased include a woman from Muzaffargarh, and two men from Rajanpur and Multan, respectively.
                            Multan health department spokesman told Geo that 12 people suffering from or on suspicion of the viral are under treatment in Nishtar Hospital.
                            The overall death toll due to the viral in South Punjab has increased to 38.



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                              Toll rises to 42 as 3 more succumb to swine flu

                              MULTAN-With three more casualties, the total number of Swine Flu victims in South Punjab has risen to 42, disclosed health sources.
                              The latest victims of the killer virus (H1N1) included a 44-year-old woman from Muzaffargarh, 30-year-old man from Rajanpur and a boy from Multan. All of them died in the isolation ward at Nishtar Hospital. Health sources said that still 12 influenza patients are under treatment at the hospital out of which four had been shifted to the ICU while the blood test reports of five others were awaited.
                              At least 31 influenza patients have so far died in Multan and seven in Bahawalpur.
                              The increasing cases of seasonal influenza are also creating fear among the administration of Nishtar Hospital as the disease is rapidly spreading across the metropolis.
                              The doctors have advised the residents to take precautionary measures and also urged them to hold their proper medical check-up for timely identification of the disease.