6 H1N1 deaths in India during past week: Govt.

New Delhi, November 15, 2010

Six people died of influenza A (H1N1) in India during the week ended November 14, a statement from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare said here today, quoting information received from the States.

With this, the toll in the country since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the swine flu as a pandemic in mid-June last year has gone up to 2720.

The WHO had, on August 10, declared an end to the pandemic but called for continued vigilance, pointing out that pandemics, like the viruses that cause them, are unpredictable.

Of the six deaths, four occurred in Madhya Pradesh and two in Maharashtra. Besides, 14 fresh cases of the flu were reported from different states during the week, the statement added.


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