The first swine flu in India was reported on May 13, 2009. The said country’s first case of swine flu was reported when a man, who just boarded off the plane at the Hyderabad airport on its flight originating from the United States, manifested some signs of swine flu infections. Later on, the man was confirmed to be an H1N1 carrier. Thereafter, swine flu cases in India had increased in its fastest speed rate sometime in the month of August.
Also of the same month, India had reported its first death toll due to swine flu outbreak with a total of 1193 confirmed swine flu cases in India.In the later part also of the same month, an amazing total of 20 deaths were put to record.
Areas Affected By Swine Flu In India
The 2009 swine flu outbreak had indeed attacked India affecting mostly its main cities. Swine flu cases in India had recorded the top 5 of the country’s most affected areas there are: (1) Maharashtra, with a total of 3590 confirmed cases and 195 deaths; (2) New Delhi, with 3364 swine flu cases and 46 deaths; (3) Tamil Nadu, 1526 confirmed cases and 6 deaths;(4) Karnataka, with 1392 cases and 112 deaths; and (5) Kerala with 797 cases of swine flu India.
Swine Flu In India Statistics
As of October 29, 2009, the country had reported the following confirmed swine flu cases in India:
- Karnataka. 5 deaths due to swine flu was last recorded rising its total death toll to 117.
- Maharashta. This place in India still continues to place on top among other places that have many confirmed swine flu cases. Its last death on Thursday made its toll climbed up to 197 deaths. The place also has approximately about 3600 people who were infected by the swine flu.
- Kerala. 27 confirmed swine flu cases were reported in this place.
- New Delhi. The place had recorded 13 cases of swine flu.
- Tamil Nadu. Eight native folks of Tamil Nadu had risen the number of cases of swine flu in India
- Haryana. One case of swine flu infection was recent discovered in Haryana. The place also tallied 4 deaths.
As of this time, 72,483 Indian folks were submitted by the Indian Government for laboratory test having been manifesting swine flu symptoms. An incredible total of 13,722 out of that 72,438 were confirmed to have been having the pandemic flu.
On June 11, 2009 the World Health Organization in its update to current swine flu news had raised the pandemic flu alert level from Phase 5 to Phase 6. It was reported that nearly 70 countries all over the world are infected by the flu.
In its latest swine flu updates, the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention said that United States has the highest number of confirmed cases. As of October 29, 2009, the U.S. had an approximate estimation of swine flu cases from 1.8 million to 5.7 million. About 9,000 to 21,000 were sent and reported to US hospitals. The country also reported of nearly 800 deaths due to the current swine flu.
The pandemic swine flu attacks happened in Mongolia, Rwanda and Sao Tome, and Principe. Just this week, several first fatal cases were also reported to happen in Iceland, Sudan, and Trinidad and Tobago.
It has been observed that influenza activities are much lower in the European region. However countries such as Belgium, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, and partly some part of the UK have reported to have above baseline level of flu activity. Some parts of the Eastern Europe and Northern Asia had shown rapid increase of influenza activity. However, it is much low from what is expected to happen in a season of flu. Generally, swine flu updates had reported a decreasing activity worldwide as of this time.