<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>With the change in weather, the swine flu virus that is highly active in the state for last four months, appeared to slow down, hence providing a much-needed relief to public and health department as well. With the decreasing number of reported cases of people tested positive for the H1N1 virus in June, officials at the health department are expecting that the number of positive cases will go as minimum as zero by the next month.According to the daily status report of influenza A (H1N1) in the state, only 20 people have been found positive for swine flu including 2 reported deaths during first 19 days of June month so far. A number of positive cases dropped drastically during last 10 days as 14 out of these 20 positive cases are reported before June 8.In June so far, 65 suspects were tested for influenza A (H1N1), out of which, only 6 have been tested positive and 59 are tested negative. In the capital Jaipur, where almost half of the total cases of across the state are reported, only 3 people tested positive for swine flu out of 26 total samples tested in June.“Till the date last year, more than 20 deaths and around 120 positive cases were reported,” Dr Aditya Atrey, Director, Rural Health said. “Along with the change in weather, it could be attributed to the active and passive surveillance by the health department that resulted in early diagnosis and treatment of vulnerable public and also immunity development in the community that decreased the number of positive cases,” he added.It is worth to mention that until last month, the H1N1 virus has put health department to be on its toes as 177 deaths, maximum in a month this year, occurred due to Swine flu in the state. Despite the hot conditions, 148 deaths were reported in April and 39 deaths were reported in March month.THE CASES SO FARIn June so far, 65 suspects were tested for influenza A (H1N1), out of which, only 6 have been tested positive and 59 are tested negative. In the capital Jaipur, where almost half of the total cases of across the state are reported, only 3 people tested positive for swine flu out of 26 total samples tested in June. It is worth to mention that until last month, the H1N1 virus has put health department to be on its toes as 177 deaths in state.

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Swine flu loses steam as number of cases recede