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Swine flu: Three more deaths recorded in Maharashtra, toll rises to 27

The number of deaths due to Swine flu rose to 27 in Maharashtra after three more people lost their lives.

New Delhi: The number of deaths due to Swine flu rose to 27 in Maharashtra after three more people lost their lives.

Over all 113 people are being treated for the disease in the state with the maximum number of people from Nagpur region.

As per reports, there have been 23 positive cases of swine flu in Mumbai out of which four people have lost their lives.

Additional Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai, Sanjay Deshmukh, said 26 patients were admitted in various hospitals.

"Our patients died during their treatment. Seven patients are being treated in various hospitals in the city and they are stable and five are on ventilator," said Deshmukh.

Meanwhile, five more deaths have also been reported in Rajasthan, taking the toll since the beginning of the year to 73.

The disease has killed 191 people in the country in January alone with southern state of Telangana being worst hit. So far, 2,038 people have been afflicted by the virus.

Swine flu is caused by 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. 

 

From Zee News

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