New Delhi: Fresh outbreaks of dreaded H1N1 virus have surfaced in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and some other states claiming at least 21 lives in the last three months. At least 309 cases have been reported in five states including Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat, according to the latest Health ministry figures.
While states reporting fresh cases of H1N1 influenza virus (also known as swine flu, have been asked to step up surveillance by Union Health Ministry to check further spread of the virus, the Government said there was no cause for panic
Of the total 21 deaths in 2012 so far, Maharashtra has reported nine deaths, followed by seven in Rajasthan and five in Andhra Pradesh. No death has taken place in Karnataka and Gujarat, which have also reported cases of H1N1 virus this year....more
12:19 PM, Mar 30, 2012