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Swine flu claims 4 lives in West Bengal

Written by Editorial Team |Published : February 22, 2015 5:39 PM IST

The swine flu death toll has now gone up to 4 in West Bengal with the tragic death of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl in a West Bengal hospital, informed an official.

Baby Tarannum, who was admitted to the B.C. Roy Children's Hospital earlier this month died Sunday morning. So far four swine flu deaths have occurred in the state,' Principal Secretary (health and family welfare) Moloy Dey said.

So far 63 patients have been tested positive for the H1N1 virus in the state.

All the four deaths, including two at the B.C. Roy Hospital, where the state government has created a ward especially for swine flu patients, were recorded from Kolkata.

How to prevent the spread of H1N1 virus

  • It's best to cover your mouth while coughing and sneezing as there are chances this virus may spread in these ways. Ensure that people around you in office or at home follow this too.
  • Avoid the habit of touching your eyes, nose or mouth too often.
  • A high level of personal hygiene is needed, so always wash your hands before or after a meal or even once you have got back from a public place.

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With inputs from IANS

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