Two die of swine flu in Jhapa

Published On: August 4, 2017 08:25 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, August 4: Two women have died apparently due to swine flu. According to District Health Office, Jhapa, Anita Devi Mittal, 34, of Birtamod Municipality-4 and Manisha Agrawal, 47, of Birtamod-1 died because of this decease.

The DHO has formed a probe panel led by Dr. Duryodhan Yadav to look into the case after it received information on the death of two women.

The team has investigated the case by visiting the houses of the victims based on the hospital reports. 

Probe panel secretary Kul Bahadur Paudel said the women have died due to swine flu.

According to doctors, the swine flu is transmitted to human beings through swine or pigs. Transmitted via air, the symptoms of cough and cold are seen in the patients of swine flu.

This contagious flu spreads from person to person through H1N1 virus. Doctors have advised locals to refrain from patients suffering from swine flu and maintain hygienic behavior to prevent from this disease.


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