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H1N1 claims eight lives in Pune

Last Updated: Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 17:58

Pune: Eight persons including a 10-month-old
baby, have died of swine flu here in the last two days, taking
the toll due to the viral infection in the city to 331 since
August last year, health officials said Thursday.

Pune civic medical officer R Pardeshi said the
transmission rate of the infection had been showing an upward
trend in the last few days and people needed to take proper
precautions to prevent and treat the disease.

At the screening centres, 46 persons tested positive for
the virus yesterday.

The Maharashtra government has not yet issued any
advisory regarding mass administration of anti-swine flu
vaccines that have hit markets, an official said.


First Published: Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 17:58
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