swine flu outbreak 2013 China

Chinese state media has reported that two Chinese women have died in the capital in the past 10 days from the Swine flu H1N1 virus. The two cases mark the first deaths from the virus in the capital since 2010.

According to a reports on the Beijing Daily website, a 65-year-old cancer patient and a 22-year-old migrant worker have passed away after contracting the deadly strain of flu.

Weeks of record low temperatures in the country have seen Swine flu infection rates at their highest levels in five years.

The H1N1 strain of the flu virus is same that was responsible for the epidemic in 2009 that started in the United States and Mexico. It quickly spread around the world in just six weeks causing widespread panic. According to The World Health Organization the global outbreak in 2009 had claimed between 284,500 and 579,000 people across the globe.

Health officials in China have been announced that the public shouldn’t worry because the H1N1 strain of the flu virus has become a “seasonal strain” in China that can be controlled and prevented.