MULTAN: A lady recognized with seasonal influenza handed away Monday morning, taking the demise toll to 17.
An outbreak of seasonal influenza in Multan has claimed 17 lives within the final 23 days, the spokesperson of the Punjab Well being Division stated.
A complete of 104 sufferers have been examined for influenza, of which forty seven have been recognized with it, the spokesperson added.
On Friday, Punjab Well being Division spokesperson in Multan Dr Atta-ur-Rehman had reasoned that sufferers who died after contracting the seasonal influenza have been already affected by one other illness.
A group of specialist docs arrived in Multan within the first week of January for the remedy of influenza. The staff has been deployed at Nishtar Hospital whereas an enormous influenza vaccination drive has been launched in Multan area to regulate the epidemic.
Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif has already taken discover of the unfold of influenza and directed related authorities to take all attainable measures for its prevention. He additionally suggested them to organise consciousness marketing campaign relating to the sickness.
Seasonal influenza can unfold via contact with the micro organism discharged by an contaminated individual’s coughing and sneezing. Pregnant ladies, senior residents, and youngsters are at larger danger of contracting it.
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