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Monday, August 26, 2013

India, Pune : Swine flu claims two more lives, PMC toll touches 38

Via The Indian Express :

With two more deaths registered over the weekend, the Pune Municipal Corporation's (PMC) swine flu toll has touched 38 since January.

Pratibha Haribhakt (45) from Koregaon Park, who had been suffering from fever and cough since August 18, succumbed to the virus at Inlaks and Budhrani Hospital on Sunday. She had been undergoing treatment for diabetes and hypertension for the past one year. She was shifted to Inlaks from Shree Hospital at Yerawada on August 20 after she complained of breathlessness.

Chetan Shah (37), a resident of Katraj, succumbed to the virus on Saturday at Sahyadri Hospital. He had been suffering from cough since August 17 and had fever with chills. He had a cerebro vascular arrest seven years ago and was on regular medication. He complained of breathlessness on August 23 and was admitted to Shree Sai Prasad Hospital. He was later referred to Sahyadri Hospital, Swargate, where he succumbed to the virus.

PMC health authorities said that seven people are undergoing treatment for swine flu at various hospitals across the city while two are on ventilator support.

So far, as many as 244 people have tested positive for the virus."

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