10 swine flu cases reported in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Oct 7 (IANS) At least 10 people in Rajasthan have been found positive for swine flu (H1N1), a health department official said on Wednesday.

One person was found positive in Nagaur, two each in Kota, Baran and Jhalawar, and three in Jaipur district in the last five days.

The toll since the start of this year till October 6 due to swine flu has touched 455, a health department official told IANS.

Of this, 433 were from Rajasthan, while 22 were residents of other states but who died in Rajasthan.

The number of positive cases was 6,764 till Tuesday.

The maximum of 90 deaths has been reported from Jaipur, followed by Ajmer at 50 and Jodhpur at 33.

With the increase in seasonal diseases like malaria, dengue and swine flu, the government has cancelled leaves of government doctors and has also constituted a task force to monitor the diseases.

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