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Three die as swine flu outbreak hits Hyderabad

The Charminar, Hyderabad.
The Charminar, Hyderabad. Image by McKay Savage / CC BY 2.0

Three people have died from swine flu in Hyderabad, triggering fears of a new epidemic. The three patients came from different areas around the city, but all were suffering from the H1N1 form of the virus, the same strain that caused more than 280,000 deaths around the world in 2009-2010. People living in close proximity to the victims are being treated with anti-viral medication to try and limit the spread of the disease. Read more: timesofindia.indiatimes.com