Five more swine flu cases take India’s tally to 73

June 24th, 2009 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Five people were detected to have been affected with swine flu Wednesday, taking the total number of influenza A (H1N1) cases in India to 73, health officials said here.
Two of the new cases are from Delhi, while one each is from Madurai, Hyderabad and Chandigarh, according to the officials.

“At least 532 persons have been tested so far. Of them 73 are positive for influenza A(H1N1). Of these, six are indigenous cases, who got the infection from the positive cases who travelled from abroad,” said an official statement issued here.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), at least 55,867 laboratory confirmed cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection have been reported from 108 countries. There have been 238 deaths worldwide, mostly from Mexico and the US.

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