swine flu

Swine flu claims 2 more lives, 7 shifted to hospital in Multan

MULTAN - As many as two women that were admitted in Nishtar Medical Institute (NMI) died due to swine flu while as many as seven more cases have also been surfaced.

The hospital’s administration has formed an isolation ward for proper treatment and checkup of the patients. The virus has been confirmed in seven people however, the number of suspected cases of the disease has reached 18.

Laboratory test of three females which include 53-year-old Shehnaz, 30-year-old Aqsa and three-year-old Azra have been sent to Islamabad for analysis.

Swine flu virus mostly attack weaker and less immune people. 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 US 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.

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