Swine flu claims 5 lives in Ludhiana

Ludhiana (Punjab), Jan 23 (ANI): At least five people have died and over 15 tested positive for swine flu this month in Ludhiana, according to officials. The state government is conducting a door-to-door survey to get the latest count and is providing free treatment for swine flu in hospitals. Swine flu is a viral infection that affects the respiratory tract and caused mainly by transmission of the virus through respiratory droplets when people exhale, cough, sneeze, drip etc. Civil surgeon of Ludhiana Dr Parvinder Pal Singh Sidhu said, “There have been five deaths in Ludhiana due to swine flu. 18 cases of swine flu have been confirmed.”

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