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    Source: https://www.livemint.com/news/india/...777634830.html

    Swine flu and dengue cases rising in India, govt warns
    1 min read . Updated: 22 Sep 2022, 01:12 AM IST Priyanka Sharma

    NEW DELHI : India is being buffeted by cases of swine flu and dengue that are threatening to become an outbreak just as it seeks to close the chapter on the covid pandemic.

    The country has reported more than 30,627 cases of dengue with 12 deaths this year until the end of August, according to the latest data by the union health ministry.

    The burden is the highest in Karnataka (5,392), Tamil Nadu (3,396), Telangana (2,960), Maharashtra (2,927), Andhra Pradesh (2,309), Kerala (2,007), Odisha (1,745), Chhattisgarh (1448) and Gujarat (1212).

    More than 1,455 cases of swine flu with 30 deaths have been reported this year in India. Maharashtra reported the highest number (512 cases, 16 deaths), followed by Karnataka (283), Gujarat (205), Rajasthan (125), West Bengal (81), Goa (61) Telangana (38) and Delhi (12). The union health ministry has directed all states and UTs to take surveillance measures for reporting cases, offer timely treatment and be prepared to avoid an outbreak...
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