Three test positive for seasonal influenza

MULTAN: Three more people were tested positive for seasonal influenza virus while the death toll in seasonal influenza cases have reached 19, while three doctors were also tested positive at Nishtar Hospital, Multan on Friday.

At least 19 people died due to the deadly virus in Multan, Bahawalpur and Dera Ghazi Khan in the last few days.

Health department officials said three doctors were tested positive for seasonal influenza virus at Nishtar Hospital. The doctors infected were identified as Zubair, Mian Adnan and Imran. One of them was shifted to ICU while others were admitted at Isolation Ward.

The health department had initiated a campaign for the awareness of people and to save them from seasonal influenza.

The chief minister of Punjab had also ordered the Provincial health minister and secretary to submit report on the issue of seasonal influenza virus.

Earlier, 15 patients died due to the deadly virus in Nishtar Hospital.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 6th, 2018.

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