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Monday, August 30, 2010

India : Suspected swine flu patient dies in PGI

Via Indian Express :

" A 28-year-old man suspected to have been infected with the H1N1 influenza, died at the PGI on Sunday.

The deceased was a doctor and resident of Baddi whose swab samples had been sent for testing and the results were awaited. The man had been undergoing treatment at Barotiwala for the past few days. As his condition deteriorated he was admitted to PGI.

His relatives were reportedly told by PGI doctors to cremate the body at the earliest and not to touch it. The cremation was done at the electric crematorium.

The test results of the doctor are expected by Monday. If swine flu is confirmed, this would be the second death due to the influenza in the tricity. A 48-year-old resident of Chandigarh had passed away at Fortis Hospital on Friday where he was undergoing treatment for the influenza.

Nodal Officer for swine flu Dr Abha Rana said: “His samples had been sent for testing. The result is likely to come by tomorrow. Only then can we confirm whether he was suffering from swine flu or not. There are other suspect cases also whose samples are being tested,” she says."

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