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Saturday, July 24, 2010

India : Pregnant woman dies of swine flu

More fatalities coming out of India due to H1N1 / Swine Flu. Excerpt from an article published in Times of India :

" MUMBAI: Even as a 19-year-old pregnant woman from Ghatkopar succumbed to the H1N1 virus that causes swine flu, state health minister Vijay Kumar Gavit has called for a meeting of representatives from all private hospitals at Mantralaya on Saturday to discuss the situation. So far, 18 persons have died because of swine flu in the city, said state health officials.

The city also recorded another death due to malaria, with a 24-year-old Dadar resident succumbing to complications within hours of admission to a civic hospital. The malaria toll has risen to 12 in July so far.

The latest H1N1 victim was admitted to a private hospital on July 15 and transferred to Sion Hospital on July 16."

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