Three persons, including a child, died due to swine flu in the last two days in the city, taking the death toll to 264, health officials said today.

The H1N1 infection which is on the rise once again, has claimed 53 victims since April this year here, which recorded the first swine flu casualty in the country on August 3, 2009, emerging as the epicentre of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, a meeting of civic health officials, private doctors and school managements held here deliberated on the need to enhance preventive measures to arrest the rising trend of positive cases of the influenza being registered since the onset of the monsoon last month.

A health department spokesperson said although swine flu vaccines are entering market, the state government was yet to issue an advisory on the recommended products including the intra-nasal spray introduced by the Serum Institute here.

Keywords: Swine fluH1N1