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Swine flu grips northern and western India

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1802 (Published 19 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1802
  1. Soumyadeep Bhaumik
  1. 1Kolkata

The Indian government, which in mid-February rolled out an emergency plan to tackle the outbreak of H1N1 influenza,1 now seems to be struggling to contain the disease.

In spite of preventive measures and the presence of rapid response teams in various states, the H1N1 virus continues to spread unabated in northern and western India and is currently affecting thousands of people in Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Haryana.

The latest figures released through the Press Information Bureau by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that nationally between 1 January and …

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