Gujarat tops list of swine flu deaths

Gujarat tops list of swine flu deaths

In a sign of its ineffectual health infrastructure, Gujarat has recorded the maximum of 31 deaths from swine flu this year. 

Out of the 89 people affected by the disease in the state, 35 per cent have died. Gujarat is second only to Karnataka in terms of the number of swine flu cases, but only 11 out of the 143 people affected by the disease have died in the southern state. 

Rajasthan is second in the list with 22 deaths. 

Since the outbreak of swine flue in the country in 2009, Gujarat recorded as many as 749 deaths with the highest being 363 in 2010-11. 

The disease seems to have bucked the trend this year by showing up in summer, whereas its outbreak happened in winter and monsoon seasons previously. Monsoon has just arrived in the state.

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