The KwaZulu-Natal Education Department is calling for calm after it is believed that a nine year-old Pietermaritzburg learner passed away from swine flu.
The Gauteng Department of Health says there are no confirmed reports of a swine flu outbreak in the province. The Department is working closely with the National Institute of Communicable Disease to investigate claims of an outbreak.
The Free State department of health says there is no human affected by swine flu in the province.
A swine flu outbreak in one of India’s biggest tourist hubs, Rajasthan state in the west of the country, has killed 76 people this year, government officials said.
At least 40 people have died and more than 1,000 have tested positive for swine flu since the beginning of this year in a western Indian state popular with foreigners, authorities said Friday.