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No swine death on September 17: Union Home Ministry

No swine flu death was reported in the country on September 17 for the first time in a month but 208 more people were tested positive with the virus.

No swine death on September 17: Union Home Ministry

No swine flu death was reported in the country on September 17 for the first time in a month but 208 more people were tested positive with the virus.

Delhi reported the maximum number of 53 cases followed by 46 in Tamil Nadu, 42 in Maharashtra, 22 each in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and five in Uttarakhand, said a statement by the Union Health Ministry.

The total number of those afflicted by the disease in India has reached 7008 while the number of dead reached 214.

The first death due to swine flu in the country was reported on August 3. Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said India was working towards production of a "all-round" vaccine for influenza apart from coming out with a specific immunisation shot for swine flu.

The number of laboratories testing for flu in the country has increased from two to 53. Out of the these 53, 34 are operational and data from these labs would be used as the base for the creation of a vaccine for common flu which is available in other countries.

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