Bhopal: One more person succumbed to the H1N1 virus in Bhopal, taking the death toll due to the infection in Madhya Pradesh to 17 this year.

A 45-year-old man from Sagar, who had been undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhopal, succumbed due to the virus on Wednesday, health officials said on Thursday.

Among the 17 swine flu victims, eight died in Bhopal, six in Indore, two in Ujjain and one in Gwalior.

Ten samples of suspected H1N1 cases in the state had been sent to the ICMR Laboratory at Jabalpur for examination, officials said.

Of the ten samples, five are from Bhopal, three from Vidisha and two from Sehore districts.

On September 25, Chief Secretary R Parsuram, while reviewing the situation following fresh outbreak of the disease in MP, had advised people as well as doctors and paramedical staff to remain alert while dealing with the infection.

He directed officials to speed up sample testing at labs to ensure prompt medical attention to the patients.


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