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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

India : Girl dies in hospital, swine flu ruled out

An article from Indian Express :

" CHENNAI: A 16-year-old girl collapsed and died in a private hospital at Adambakkam on Monday as neighbours claimed she died of swine flu.

Ragavardhini of Thiruvallur Street, Adambakkam, a class 12 student, had complained of tiredness and fever when she returned home from exams on Monday.

She had taken treatment in a private hospital where she collapsed in a bathroom later in the night. “She had all the symptoms of swine flu,” said a neighbour,” claimed one of the girls neighbours.

Doctors, however, said in the girl’s death certificate that she died of cardiac arrest.

T Porkaipandian, Director of Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, also said she died of H1N1."

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