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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

India : Three more succumb to H1N1 in Pune

Via Times of India :

" PUNE: Three more persons succumbed to swine flu in the city taking the death toll to 368 even as health authorities stepped up efforts to combat the pandemic which has started showing an upward trend once again with the onset of monsoon.

The number of designated hospitals to treat the H1N1 infection has been increased to 25 with provision of 501 cots in the isolation wards. About 25 patients are reported to be on ventilator, according to the latest figures circulated by district officials.

They said civic health department was gearing up to meet a possibility of further spurt in transmission of the virus during the ensuing Ganesh festival that would attract large crowds for the ten-day celebrations."

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