Two more die of seasonal influenza in Multan


MULTAN: Two more patients died of seasonal influenza in Multan taking the death toll to 23 as per the reports on Tuesday.

A male patient and a female patient became the latest victim of the outbreak of seasonal influenza in the city. The outbreak has become a cause of concern among the authorities.

A team of specialist doctors arrived in Multan in the first week of January for the treatment of influenza. The team has been deployed at Nishtar Hospital while a massive influenza vaccination drive has been launched in Multan region to control the epidemic.

Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif has already taken notice of the spread of influenza and directed relevant authorities to take all possible measures for its prevention. He also advised them to organise awareness campaign regarding the illness.

Seasonal influenza can spread through contact with the bacteria discharged by an infected person’s coughing and sneezing. Pregnant women, senior citizens, and children are at higher risk of contracting it.