As many as 16 fresh cases of swine flu were detected on Sunday taking the total number of persons affected with the viral infection to 119 in Odisha so far this year.
Bhubaneswar: Swine flu and dengue menaces have spread their alarming tentacles across the state, even as the state government Sunday assured people of all possible measures to tackle the situation.
Also, swab samples of a doctor working at the orthopaedic department in Capital Hospital here and a junior doctor of SCB Medical College and Hospital were found positive for the vector-borne disease, the official said.
The swine flu toll in Odisha today rose to six with two persons succumbing to the disease in the state. But general public is advised not to take vaccines without consulting doctors. According to Health department sources, the number of dengue cases has touched 370 in the state with close to 60 positive cases being reported from Bhadrak district alone.
Officials said steps have also been taken for purchase of necessary equipment, ventilators and other gadgets for proper functioning of special wards for treatment of swine flu patients.
The first dengue victim case was reported on August 9 when 35-year-old daily wager Som Prakash Mishra of Bihar died while undergoing treatment at the same hospital.