Swine flu cases in India see startling rise, 345 succumb to disease this year

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    New Delhi: Swine flu has taken a toll on the health of people in India as the country saw 345 deaths due to the disease this year alone.

    As per a report in Hindustan Times, most parts of the country is under the grip of swine flu with the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka worst hit.

    Swine flu takes a toll on human health; claims 185 lives in Maharashtra, maximum in Pune

    Both the states account for more than 55% of all the cases.

    The reprt further mentions that India has witnessed 345 deaths due to swine flu till May 7 this year as compared to 265 deaths in 2016.

    As per WHO, the country witnessed worst outbreak of the disease in the year 2009-10, when more than 50,000 people were affected.

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