Swine flu claims one more life in Multan


MULTAN: Swine flu virus has claimed one more life in one of the largest cities of Punjab, taking the toll of Swine flu victims up to four. Six patients have also been admitted to different hospitals of Multan for tests in the last two weeks.

According to reports, the health ministry in Punjab does not have any record of the total casualties caused by Swine flu at private hospitals whereas eight people died and 75 were infected with the virus during 2016.

In 2009-10, the H1N1 swine flu pandemic spread from central Mexico to 74 other countries including India, killing an estimated 284,000 people, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More than 2,700 died in India of swine flu between May 2009 and December 2010. Last year, India recorded 218 swine flu-related deaths and 937 cases, down from 2013, when 699 died.