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66 die due to swine flue in June-July: Nadda


New Delhi:  As many as 66 people have lost their lives due to swine flu (Influenza-A H1NI) in the last two months, which was more than the toll during the same period last year, Lok Sabha was informed today.

Health Minister J P Nadda said the June-July period also saw 740 swine flu cases being detected across the country.

He said during the same period last year, 45 people had lost their lives out of 220 detected cases of swine flue.

“All the reported deaths may not have occurred only due to Influenza A H1N1 infection but may also be due to co-morbid conditions and the patients being immuno-compromised,” he said during Question Hour.

Nadda said the recent cases were being reported from few states which have informed that they have sufficient stock of drug ‘Oseltamivir’. The Ministry has also kept an emergency stock of Oseltamivir.

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