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Thursday, October 21, 2010

India : Fourth swine flu death in the city

Via Times of India :

" GURGAON: The city recorded its fourth swine flu death after a 32-year-old woman died at the Artemis Hospital on Wednesday. Asha Gupta, a resident of Patel Nagar, had been admitted to the hospital since September 29.

Asha died of multiple organ failure, said a health department official. The swine flu death comes after a gap of one and half months. As many as 83 confirmed cases of swine flu have been reported from the city so far this year. Dengue, meanwhile, too was on the rise in October with 35 to 40 cases being reported on an average each week. According to official figures, the number of dengue cases has gone up to 451. Besides, six deaths have also been reported. Around 59 blood samples are awaiting confirmation at the General Hospital. Most cases are being reported from private hospitals, said sources. Civil surgeon Praveen Kumar Garg said: The prevailing weather conditions are conducive for the breeding of dengue mosquitoes. Anti-larval measures and fogging activities are being carried out at places from where a high number of dengue cases have been reported."

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