H1N1 has been very quiet around the globe for the past few months. As we get into the monsoon season (June – September) in India that has changed. There has been a total of 17 H1N1 fatalities reported in India since June 21, most of them coming from the south in Kerala and Maharashtra.
There are a total of four states reporting deaths:
- Kerala – 7
- Maharashtra – 7
- Andhra Pradesh – 2
- Uttar Pradesh – 1
Kerala reported 16 deaths from May 15 till June 15, prompting the Central government to send a three-member team to the state to assess the situation.