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More than 700 people in India have died from swine flu

shriram | 21st February 2015 | Health And Spiritual
More than 700 people in India have died from swine flu

    The highly contagious H1N1 influenza A virus took forty more lives in India on Thursday taking the total death toll to 703. The Swine flu virus which is spreading rapidly across the country has now penetrated new states like Nagaland and Mizoram crossing a total mark of 11,000 cases in total. Almost 11071 cases show a new high in recent years, with cases increasing in states like Rajasthan, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Telangana and Delhi.
The number of cases has doubled since last week to more than 11,000.

Critics have accused the government of failing to distribute medicines, but officials insisted the situation was under control.

This year's outbreak of the H1N1 virus, which causes swine flu, is the deadliest in India since 2010.

The virus first appeared in Mexico in 2009 and rapidly spread around the world.

The Maharashtra government has officially admitted 83 deaths so far due to swine flu. According to the Maharashtra Health Minister, Deepak Sawant, almost 97,248 people suspected to have swine flu were thoroughly checked Since January 1 this year. Admitting 83 swine flu deaths, Sawant said that this includes 31 cases in Nagpur division, with 22 cases in Nagpur city alone. As many as 205 suspected swine flu patients are being treated in various hospitals across the state.


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