Six more confirmed swine flu cases in West Bengal

July 24th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) Six people tested positive for swine flu in West Bengal Saturday taking the number of confirmed cases of the contagious disease to 42, a health official said.
“Six confirmed cases of swine flu were reported today (Saturday). The total confirmed cases of H1N1 infection is now 42 in the state,” state nodal officer for swine flu Asit Biswas told IANS.

A 58-year-old man died last week due to swine flu, becoming the first victim of the flu in West Bengal.

In 2009, a total of 135 people were affected by swine flu in the state. However, there were no casualties.

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