First swine flu Death in India

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First swine flu Death in India
Today a 14 year old girl from Pune was Succumbed to death by H1N1 virus. According to TV reports, Health Secretary of India Naresh Dayal, confirmed that the girl death was due to swine flu casualty.

Riya Shiekh a resident of Camp area in pune(Maharashtra state), was admitted with swine flu symptoms on july 27th in private hospital in Jehangir hospital in Pune. Later she was reported positive for swineful on July 31st and this is the first reported death in India due to swine flu.But Maharashtra Health department reported that the victim had other disease like pneumonia.


The total number of confirmed cases in the country stood at over 525 ,mostly school children was affected by this (influenza A) virus.

Union Health Ministry asked affected students not to go school,he also said that they are handling the situation well and will make Tamiflu tablets more easily available.