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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

India, Jaipur : 18 people die of deadly H1N1 influenza in last five months

Via DNA India :

" The deadly swine flu (H1N1) is again spreading its tentacles across the state and the authorities are unaware.

According to the data made available from health department, 18 persons succumbed to swine flu in the last five months in state. From April 1 to August 25, a total of 53 people were tested positive for H1N1 influenza in government hospitals, and of them, 18 patients died. This is when the health department claims all preparations were in place to control the virus.

“We are taking every minute step to deal with the virus,” said the department officials.

Notably, about 526 people died of H1N1 in the state in the last four years. From April 1, 2012, to March 31, 2013, the deadly H1N1 influenza claimed 202 lives, surpassing the year 2009 record when 198 deaths had occurred.

In 2009-10, a total of 3,373 people were tested positive for H1N1. Of them, 198 people had died.

In 2010-11, about 1,384 people tested positive and 105 deaths were reported, and during 2012-13, the figure increased to 202."

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