14 influenza patients in Pindi hospitals

Nine out of fourteen cases were Influenza A H1N1 positive and dangerous


APP January 21, 2018
PHOTO: FILE

RAWALPINDI: Fourteen patients of seasonal flu were admitted in Holy Family Hospital (HFH) and POF Hospital during the last three weeks. District Health Officer (Prevention) Dr Abdul Jabbar said 39 suspected patients of seasonal flu or Influenza A H1N1, were brought to different public sector hospitals of the city. He said blood samples of the patients were sent to National Institute of Health (NIH) Islamabad for confirmation. According to the reports, he said, there were fourteen positive patients and fourteen negative while report of eleven blood samples were being awaited. To a question, he said five patients were admitted at HFH and four at POF Hospital Wah Cantt. He told that nine out of fourteen were Influenza A H1N1 positive while five were A H3 which was a common flu and not dangerous.  

Published in The Express Tribune, January 21st, 2018. 

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