by VR Sreeraman on  March 24, 2012 at 12:57 PM Indian Health News
 Swine Flu Kills 12 In India, More Than 100 Infected
Swine flu outbreak in India have so far claimed twelve lives and nearly 110 others have been infected with the virus, the country's health ministry said.

The ministry announced in a statement late on Thursday that the victims were from the western states of Maharashtra and Rajasthan as well as southern Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

"The government is taking all necessary steps to curb the spread of influenza A (H1N1) virus across the country," health ministry spokeswoman S. Sharan in New Delhi told AFP.

"The states where cases had been reported have been advised to step up surveillance to control the further spread of the virus," she said.

More than 500 people died from swine flu in India and more than 14,000 people tested positive in 2009.

Source: AFP

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