Swine flu (H1N1) had claimed one life in Assam which is the first recorded this year.
As per reports, the person who died of H1N1 infection is identified as Bhagawan Prasad who was a resident of Tamalpur, Baksa. He passed away at a private hospital in Amingaon on Wednesday (3rd July).
Tests conducted at the lab of Gauhati Medical College & Hospital confirmed the H1N1 infection.
Swine flu or H1N1 virus spreads from one person to another through air or after touching surfaces contaminated with the virus, or touching the mouth or nose of an infected person.