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Three more swine flu deaths in Mumbai as death toll surges

Fluctuation in temperature and high moisture content in the air help the virus spread. (File photo) Photograph: (Zee News Network)

WION Web Team Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Jun 24, 2017, 07.18 AM (IST)

Three people have died due to swine flu in Mumbai, with the death toll surging to 10 in 2017, Indian authorities said.

The deaths come amid 92 people contracting the potentially-deathly virus in Mumbai between June 16 and June 22 alone, ANI reported.

So far, 285 people have contracted swine flu in India's financial capital this year.

The onset of monsoon is likely to exacerbate the health situation as "high moisture content in the air is conducive for the spread of H1N1 virus", a statement released by the civic board stated.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) public health department had earlier advised people to undergo a medical test if symptoms such as cough, cold and fever last more than four days.

The scourge of swine flu had lessened last year, with three deaths reported. But the death toll has crossed that figure this June alone. 

 

 

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