Why is Swine Flu so high in Pune?

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New Delhi, Aug 14: Although Swine Flu effects the whole country, Pune is the worst hit city as it claims 15 out 24 lives in India, a Economic Times reports said.

The reports said that the union health ministry officials fear 'clusters of H1N1' is increasing in the city, which means that large groups of people from certain localities could be infected even if they don't travel also.

According to the reports, the larger question raised by both officials and ordinary people that why is Pune has been infected so badly? What went wrong there for the flu infection to virtually spin out of control? The answer lies in a combination of reasons that includes administrative lapse as well as some climatic features peculiar to Pune.

Scientists from the National Institute of Communicable Diseases said, "the state government failed in the early stages to put in place an effective 'contact-tracing programme', that is, tracing down each and every person who has come in contact with those who tested positive."

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