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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Nepal : H1N1 flu cases on rise

Via Ekantipur :

An influenza virus has started rearing its ugly head with an increase in the number of people detected with the flu.  

Six people have died while 31 are detected positive with an H1N1 influenza ‘A’ commonly known as swine-flu since January this year. This virus, expert say, has been in circulation since the 2009 pandemic outbreak of the influenza which had claimed four people then.
The first casualty of the virus was detected in Nepal when a patient died in New Delhi after being referred from Norvic Hospital in January. A patient died in Patan Hospital two days back which the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) of the government confirmed was due to the flu."

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