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Sunday, March 25, 2012

India : Swine flu returns, kills 14 in 15 days

Via IBN Live :

" A year after killing hundreds, swine flu is back across several cities in the country. Nearly 14 deaths have been reported in the past 15 days, out of which 8 were reported from Pune alone.

On Saturday, a 6-year old boy in Mumbai was tested positive, making him the city's first positive case after a gap of one year.

The Health Ministry says there is no need to panic. However Maharashtra, which has recorded a maximum of 70 cases, is on high alert.

Along with Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan have each also reported nearly 30 cases.

The good news, however, is that the Pune-based National Institute of Virology has not noted any significant mutation in the virus. Tamiflu, the first line of treatment for the disease, therefore continues to remain effective."

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