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Thursday, June 10, 2010

India : H1N1 flu returns, claims three lives

Via Deccan Herald :

" After a long gap, the dreaded H1N1 Influenza has returned, claiming the lives of two people in the State. While one person died in Bangalore, the other succumbed in Udupi.

A 34-year-old woman from Chikkaballapur was admitted at a private hospital in the City lastweek and died on June 6. She had no morbid condition and was given Tamiflu. Her throatswab was tested to be positive. The woman died of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome(ARDS) and bilateral pneumonia.

Similarly, the 30-year-old man from Chikmagalur was admitted to KMC Hospital, Manipal with cough and high fever. Inspite of taking Tamiflu, his condition worsened and was put on a ventilator. He died on June 9. According to a Health Department official, around five of the victim’s neighbours were referred to KMC after being suspected of H1N1 Influenza.

Yet another person succumbed to H1N1 at KMC in Manipal on Wednesday. The deceased Abdul Razak (35),a native of Bhatkal, was admitted to KMC in Manipal on June 3 after he developed symptoms of H1N1."

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