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India draws up emergency plan to tackle H1N1 outbreak

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1198 (Published 22 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1198
  1. Mohuya Chaudhuri
  1. 1New Delhi

The Indian government has been forced to draft an emergency plan to tackle an escalating outbreak of H1N1 influenza, because it does not have a plan in place to deal with recurring outbreaks of the infection.

Between 1 January and mid-February 872 cases of H1N1 flu were officially reported, including 145 deaths. But senior officials at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare who are monitoring the outbreak have said that the actual numbers are much higher, because not …

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