610 people have died of Swine Flu in India in first seven months of 2013.
New Delhi, July 29/Nationalturk – At least 610 people have died and over 4500 infected of swine flu (H1N1 virus) in India in first seven months of 2013.
An official spokesman said 610 people died of H1N1 virus (Swine flu) in India from January 1, 2013 to July 26, 2013.
Giving details, he said, most 196 deaths were reported in Indian State of Gujarat. “Gujarat was followed by Rajasthan with 163 deaths. 90 deaths were reported in Maharasthra, 42 in Punjab, 41 in Haryana, 31 in Madhya Pradesh and 16 in Indian capital New Delhi”.
The spokesman said overall 4848 cases of Swine flu were detected in the country in first seven months. “1507 cases were detected in New Delhi followed by 1031 in Gujarat, 852 in Rajasthan, 448 in Haryana, 413 in Maharasthra, 183 in Punjab and 74 in India’s most populous State of Uttar Pradesh”.
According to statistics, a spurt in cases of swine flu has been seen in the Indian capital this year. In 2012, only 78 swine flu cases and one death were reported in the capital.
H1N1 virus is subtype of influenza A virus
H1N1 virus is the subtype of influenza A virus that was the most common cause of human influenza (flu) in 2009. Some strains of H1N1 are endemic in humans and cause a small fraction of all influenza-like illness and a small fraction of all seasonal influenza. H1N1 strains caused a small percentage of all human flu infections in 2004–2005.
In June 2009, the World Health Organization declared the new strain of swine-origin H1N1 as a pandemic. This strain is often called swine flu by the public media. This novel virus spread worldwide and had caused about 17,000 deaths by the start of 2010. On August 10, 2010, the World Health Organization declared the H1N1 influenza pandemic over, saying worldwide flu activity had returned to typical seasonal patterns.
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