Eight die of H1N1 in Pune

With the latest casualties, the number of H1N1 victims in the city since August last year, has gone up to 331. Pune civic medical officer R Pardeshi said the transmission rate of the infection had been showing an upward trend in the last few days and the people needed to take proper precautions to prevent and treat the viral infection.

At the screening centres, 46 persons tested positive for the virus on Wednesday. The Maharashtra government had not yet issued any advisory in respect of mass administration of anti-swine flu vaccines that have hit markets, an official said.

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