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India Confirms its First Swine Flu Death

Health officials in India have reported the country's first death from the H1N1 swine flu virus.

Officials quoted in media reports say the victim was a 14-year-old girl in the western city of Pune.

India has reported hundreds of cases of swine flu but Monday's reported death is the country's first.

The World Health Organization has declared the swine flu virus a pandemic. 

Since late July, The WHO reports 134,503 cases of swine flu worldwide and 816 deaths.

Health experts say the majority of patients infected with the virus recover fully within a week, even without any medical treatment.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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