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Monday, September 12, 2011

India : Hospitals stock up on vaccine after H1N1 alarm

Via Times of India :

" After city witnesses a Swine Flu death some days ago, doctors urge vaccination to avoid outbreak of disease

With incidents of H1N1 infection coming to light, including the death of a 42-year-old a few days ago, city doctors have sounded an alarm.

They, along with the BBMP, are now urging citizens to get the required vaccination, which is available in the city.

According to records with the BBMP, in 2010, there were 2,042 cases of H1N1 reported with 51 deaths. This year till August 6, there have been 55 cases and three deaths.

Doctors at the Columbia Asia Hospital, where the last H1N1 death was reported, claim that there have been around three cases reported this year.

They further added that this year, medical institutions have taken extra efforts to stock up on H1N1 vaccination, so as to prevent an outbreak."

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