Udaipur: Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria has been tested positive for Swine Flu on Monday, a day after former chief minister Ashok Gehlot said he was suffering from the disease.
"He (Kataria) has tested positive for the H1N1 virus and is recuperating at his residence in Udaipur," the minister's personal aide Vijay Singh said.
On Sunday evening, Gulab Chand Kataria complained of cold, cough, bad throat, fever. The next day he was tested for the H1N1 virus and by evening it was known that the test report was positive.

"There is nothing serious. Medicines have been given to him, his family members and those who came in contact with him. Kataria has also been advised to be in isolation," Dr. Mahesh Dave said.

According to reports, ten more people succumbed to swine flu on Sunday in Rajasthan taking the death toll to 50 since January 1.

Meanwhile, former chief minister Ashok Gehlot, who had tested positive for the H1N1 virus last weekend, is improving. In a tweet, Gehlot said he had tested positive for the H1N1 virus but his condition has improved after he started the treatment on time.
मुझे भी स्वाइन फ्लू पॉज़िटिव आया है लेकिन मैंने समय पर इलाज शुरू कर लिया, अब इम्प्रूवमेंट है। #swineflu

— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) February 1, 2015

According to the reports, Swine flu has claimed over 190 lives in India in January alone this year. Telangana reported the highest number of cases of people afflicted with the H1N1 virus followed by Delhi.

 

 

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