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Friday, April 22, 2011

India : Woman succumbs to swine flu in Jodhpur

Article from Times of India :

" JODHPUR: With the death of a woman on Thursday in the swine flu isolation ward at MDM Hospital, the dreaded virus has once again made its presence felt in Jodhpur. She was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday and was tested positive on Wednesday. Two deaths have occurred so far this year in Jodhpur.

Samdu Devi (22) was brought to MDM Hospital from Sojat City on Tuesday under serious condition. She was pregnant and was immediately put on ventilator. Her swab was sent for the test on the same day and the report, which was obtained on Wednesday, she was tested positive. Samdu finally breathed her last on Thursday morning.

Before this, one person had succumbed to the virus in February. In all, 4 patients had been tested positive this year. Arvind Mathur, HOD (Medicine) informed that there are two more patients admitted in the isolation ward, who have tested positive but there condition is improving. Besides, the sample of the swab of two more suspects has been sent to the laboratory and the report is awaited."

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