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One more dies of swine flu in Himachal, toll rises to two

One more dies of swine flu in Himachal, toll rises to twoShimla - One more person has died of swine flu in Kangra district of Himachal, taking the toll due to H1N1 influenza in the state to two.

A 72-year old man from Naura village in Palampur area of Kangra district died Monday at Government Medical College hospital in Tanda (Kangra).

The test reports of his blood samples confirmed that he was infected with swine flu, state surveillance officer Dr Rajesh Guleri said.

Scrub typhus claims eight lives in Himachal

Scrub typhus claims eight lives in HimachalShimla, Sep 13 - Eight patients suffering from scrub typhus, a disease caused by the bite of an infected mite found in areas with heavy scrub vegetation, have died in the Himachal Pradesh capital city, a health official said Friday.