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Seasonal Flu: Gujarat better than other states

DNAHM129895 | 8/30/2019 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :387 | Health



The health department has submitted to the Gujarat High Court that the case fatality rate (CFR) due to seasonal flu in Gujarat is much lower than its neighbouring states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan.
The submission came in response to public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Manasvi Thapar alleging lack of health infrastructure behind the spurt in cases seasonal flu and water and vector-borne diseases.
The state has recorded 4,819 cases of seasonal flu in 2019, with 149 deaths, resulting in a CFR of 3.09. In the case of Madhya Pradesh, CFR is the highest at 22.25 per cent, followed by Maharashtra's 9.38 per cent, and Rajasthan's 4.09 per cent. The CFR in Gujarat is also less than the national average
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