Swine Flu: Epidemiological Situation in India

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Swine flu, also called swine influenza or pandemic influenza is caused by a virus called H1N1. It is the common circulating strain of influenza virus in the world.

On April 2009, the World Health Organization declared a ďPublic Health Emergency of International ConcernĒ in response to the swine flu outbreak.

The first case of swine flu in India was reported from Hyderabad on 15th May, 2009.

The first swine flu-death in India was reported from Pune on 6th July, 2009.


H1N1: Number of Cases and Deaths in India, 2010 to 2017
Year Cases Deaths
2010 20,604 1,763
2011 603 75
2012 5,044 405
2013 5,253 700
2014 937 218
2015 42,592 2,990
2016 1,786 265
2017 38,220 2,186


References:
  1. Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govít of India.
  2. National Health Profile 2016, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govít of India.
  3. Pandemic Influenza (H1N1) 2009, Monthly Newsletter of National Centre for Disease Control, Government of India.
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