40 swine flu cases in Delhi this year

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New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Delhi has seen 40 swine flu cases this year till Tuesday, a city government health official said.

“This year, we have witnessed 40 swine flu cases from various parts of the city,” the health official told IANS.

He said there has been no death so far due to the air-borne disease, which in 2015 had claimed the lives of 12 people and infected over 4,000 people in the capital.

The disease claimed 1,994 lives in India in 2015, while the total number of cases crossing the 33,000 mark.

Swine flu or H1N1 is a respiratory infection that spreads through coughing, sneezing and touching. Short distance air-borne transmission of the influenza virus may also occur, particularly in crowded enclosed spaces.

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Asked which part of Delhi has witnessed the highest number of swine flu cases this year, the officer said East Delhi has reported more than 25 cases.

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