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14 swine flu cases detected in Bihar


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Patna, Feb 27 (IANS) At least 14 cases of swine flu have been detected in Bihar till now, an official said on Friday.

"With six more cases testing positive in Patna Thursday, the total number of swine flu infected people has gone up to 14," Principal Secretary (health) Brajesh Mehrotra told reporters here.

He said about 80 suspected cases have been tested for swine flu across the state so far.

Health Minister Ramdhani Singh said that an alert has been issued and officials have been asked to take measures to treat such patients.

"There is no need to panic, the state government is alert and officials have been asked to monitor the situation," he said.

No swine flu death has been reported in the state so far.

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