The number of Influenza virus type 'A' (H1N1) patients in the capital and other parts of the country is on the rise.
Two patients succumbed to this viral disease medically known as 'swine flu' in the period of two months.
According to Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, the number of the infected has increased these days.
It may be noted that a H1N1 virus patient from Waling, Syangja had died in course of treatment in Maharajgunj-based Teaching Hospital last week, prompting the Division to issue an alert for the Valley people as well.
Though the swine flu which was originally said to be transmitted from pigs is similar to other types of flu, all seasonal flu are not the swine flu.