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Outbreak of swine flu kills 75 people in India

The rooftops of south Delhi.
The rooftops of south Delhi. Image by Ryan / CC BY 2.0

An outbreak of swine flu has killed more than 75 people in India, with the most deaths reported in the states of Telangana and Rajasthan. Smaller outbreaks have also been recorded in Delhi, Haryana and Gujarat. The H1N1 strain of the virus first appeared in Mexico in 2009 and India has seen thousands of deaths from the disease in the intervening years. The term swine flu is misleading as the disease is now spread primarily from person to person and the health authorities are so far regarding the outbreaks as a seasonal spike, rather than an epidemic. Read more: bbc.co.uk