Swine flu outbreak spreads:
Mexico has raised the probable death toll from an outbreak of swine
flu to 81, including 20 already confirmed. Jose Angel Cordova, the
country's health minister, said on Saturday that since April 13,
"there have been 81 registered deaths which are probably linked to
the virus of which....Read Full
World on alert as
Mexico flu epidemic fear grows
Chief Minister Ashok Chavan today said the government would not ban
organisation or celebration of any festival in wake of the pandemic
Swine flu and asked the people to be extra cautious.
swine flu pandemic in the state was under control, he urged people
to take precaution and avoid crowded areas, even as the dreaded
disease has affected 276 people across the state with the lions
share of them in Pune.
Earlier at an
all-party meeting Mr Chavan apprised leaders of various political
parties about the current situation and said the government would
not ban any religious events like 'Dahihandi', 'Ganesh Chaturthi' or
'Ramzan', that falls in this month.
He also appealed
to people not to step out of home during festival time if they have
flu or flu-like symptom.
The meeting was
attended by MPCC president Manikrao Thakare, Subhash Desai (Shiv
Sena), Eknath Khadse (BJP) and others. He said in all 194 patients
have been sent home after the treatment and 894, who had gone to the
screening centres, tested negative.