Rajasthan government issues second swine flu alert 

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WION Web Team Delhi, India Jan 10, 2018, 08.47 AM (IST)

The deadly swine flu virus seems to be spreading its wings again. The Rajasthan government, Wednesday, issued a swine flu alert as the virus claimed 12 lives this year.

Two people in Jaipur died of swine flu on Tuesday.

The deceased included a 76-year-old who was undergoing treatment at a private city hospital 

As many as 19 people were tested positive for swine flu on Tuesday after which the Vasundhara Raje regime issued another health alert across Rajasthan. 

The capital city, Jaipur, alone reported 10 fresh cases. 

The state health department has issued strict instructions, urging locals to get a thorough screening.

The Rajasthan government sounded a swine flu alert on January 3, 2018. 

According to a PTI report, close to 400 people were diagnosed with the virus in December 2017.

“We are ensuring that swine flu symptoms are diagnosed early on and treatment is given,” State Health Minister Kalicharan Saraf said.

According to medical and health department records, Rajasthan witnessed 241 swine flu deaths since January 2017.

As many as 11,721 people were screened for swine flu between January 1 and December 19, 2017; 3,214 were tested positive.

(With inputs from agencies)