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79 fresh cases of Swine flu detected in Rajasthan; death toll touches 112

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As many as 79 fresh cases of Swine flu were detected in on Monday, according to data issued by the state's Department.

Meanwhile, five people died of Swine flu in the state-one each in Barmer, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, and - taking the death toll to 112 in a span of over a month (from January 1 to February 11).

Thirty-six cases were detected positive on Monday in Jaipur, nine in Barmer, four in Jhunjhunu three each in Dausa, Bikaner, Ganganagar and Udaipur, two each in Sikar, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Kota, Nagaur, Ajmer and Rajsamand, and one each in Bhilwara, Baran, Bharatpur and Alwar.

Swine flu is an infection caused by one of the several swine (SIV), with the H1N1 strain being the most common across the country.

H1N1 virus spreads when an individual touched an infected or breathes droplets of coughs and sneezes that are in the air.

The symptoms are the same as the seasonal flu, also known as viral fever. This includes a cough, sore throat, and body ache.

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 02:50 IST