March 5, 2013
India's Gujarat government has decided to study the ecological reasons responsible for the spread of the swine flu virus due to the alarming rise in the number of deaths in the state related to the virus.
Of the 65 persons who died of swine flu this year, Raval said, 25% were pregnant women, 15% were diabetics and 10% were patients with major chest illnesses. The medical teams will be headed by the heads of the departments of preventive and social medicine at the five state-run medical colleges. Other members will be an assistant professor of the department, Information Education Communication (IEC) specialist, district Epidemiologist and a public health supervisor.
"The team will also study whether doctors are aware of the latest modalities of the treatment," he said.