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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

India : 14-yr-old dies of H1N1, toll touches 13

Via Hindustan Times :

" A 14-year-old girl from Mulund died of swine flu at a private hospital on July 17, taking the death toll in the city to 13 this month. The girl had been admitted to the hospital on July 16 as she was suffering from high fever. “The patient was put on Tamiflu the day she was admitted.

She was also bleeding from the nose, which is a symptom of leptospirosis. So she was tested for leptospirosis, swine flu and dengue. But she tested for positive only for swine flu,” said Dr G.T. Ambe, executive health officer of the BMC. Thirteen more people, including four children, tested positive for H1N1 virus on Monday, taking the total number of cases in July to 300."

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