Swine flu: 72-year-old dies at SKIMS, toll 8



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A 72-year-old female patient has died due to H1N1 flu in Kashmir Valley, this season, taking the toll to 8, officials said.

He said a total of 45 cases have been reported among which 8 persons died due to acute infection.

The medical official added that 23 patients have already been discharged while 14 persons suffering from the flu are being treated at SKIMS Srinagar.

“Swine flu isn’t as scary as it seemed a few years ago, it’s still important to protect yourself from getting it. Like seasonal flu, it can cause more serious health problems for some people. The best bet is to get a flu vaccine, or flu shot, every year. Swine flu is one of the viruses included in the vaccine,” he said.


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