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Monday, September 27, 2010

India : Chennai bears brunt of A(H1N1) flu season

An article from The Hindu :

" 81 cases have been reported this month alone and five deaths recorded in the last two months

Three districts in Tamil Nadu have contributed the bulk of A(H1N1) cases this season. Chennai tops the list, with Vellore and Coimbatore towing the rear.

A total of 138 cases have been reported in the city, including those from private hospitals since August, according to Chennai Corporation sources. In September alone, 81 cases have been reported, and five deaths recorded in the last two months.

Compared to the State figures, (total cases over 730 and deaths – 11) Chennai, indeed, seems to bear the brunt of the A(H1N1) flu season this time. According to the Centers For Disease Control, Atlanta, the symptoms of A(H1N1) can include high fever, runny nose, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue/tiredness, diarrhoea, and vomiting."

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