File: The World Health Organization estimates that as many as 650,000 people worldwide die of respiratory diseases linked to seasonal flu each year.
DURBAN - The KwaZulu-Natal Health Department has confirmed a case of swine flu in the province.
That follows the death of a nine-year-old girl in Pietermaritzburg last week.
The department says there's no need to panic as no outbreak of the pandemic influenza virus has been detected.
It's urging parents to seek medical attention if their children show signs of severe influenza.
These include chest pains and shortness of breath.
The department's warned healthcare facilities across KZN to be on the lookout for signs indicating a flu outbreak.