Swine flu death toll rises over 100 in Gujarat after ten more casualties were reported in the state. Over 150 new cases of swine flu were reported in the state in the past 24 hours.
The total number of such cases this year has now climbed over 1,000.
The swine flu toll in Maharashtra and Rajasthan has also crossed 100 and 40 respectively.
All civic hospitals in Mumbai have been reportedly asked to keep at least two ventilators on standby for H1N1 patients and an adequate stock of Tamiflu has been procured.
The BMC has also started a helpline over the outbreak.
Swine flu is caused by the H1N1 virus. H1N1 symptoms are similar to those produced by other influenza viruses - fever, cough, sore throat, body aches and respiratory problems.
Symptoms for swine flu include high fever, headache, muscle pain, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach pain and internal and external bleeding. It is transmitted to people primarily from ticks and livestock animals with an incubation period of up to nine days. Human-to-human transmission takes up to two weeks.