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MUMBAI: With the city's swine-flu toll reaching eight on Sunday, the BMC has begun going to households to keep a check on the disease. The idea is to reach out to the maximum number of people.

Jammu : Though swine flu has not assumed alarming proportion in the state, the government has decided to set up two testing laboratories in Jammu and Srinagar.

According to official sources, on the directions of Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma, Jammu too would have a testing lab for the H1N1 virus.

One week, 17 deaths and over 1,000 confirmed cases. You can count the days on your fingers, but not the victims of the new public health menace -the H1N1 flu. "Its speed is without precedent," says Dr Randeep Guleria, professor of Internal Medicine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Bharuch Resident Dies In Vadodara; Positive Cases Climb To 92 In State

In the midst of a busy calendar when the nation is in the grip of a new and unusual global pandemic, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad spoke to Deputy Editor Damayanti Datta. Excerpts:

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad
Q. The H1N1 virus has arrived finally in India and is spreading fast. How scared should we be?

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Five more swine flu cases have been reported in the state on Sunday. Three cases have been reported from Thiruvananthapuram district and one each from Malappuram and Kannur. The total number of swine flu cases in state has now risen to 116, an official release here said.

BHUBANESWAR: Two persons of the 27 people, whose swab samples were sent for swine flu test from Orissa, have tested positive for the H1N1 virus, official sources said today. The two patients have been discharged from SCB Medical College Hospital and asked to come for further check-up after a week, they said.

People affected with A(H1N1) influenza will soon get treatment free of cost in the State. This was announced by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa after a review meeting on Saturday.

The Capital reported 11 new cases of H1N1 on Sunday. Of these, four patients have a history of foreign travel, the other seven are indigenous cases.

After the Capital logged its first two deaths due to the virus on Thursday, two patients