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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

India, Pune : 52-year-old succumbs to H1N1

Via Times of India :

A 52-year-old woman from Beed Districtsuccumbed to swine flu on Sunday in a private hospital here, taking the city's H1N1 death toll to 44 this year, so far. As many as six people have died of the contagion in the last nine days.

Mangal Chandrakant Giri, a resident of Ambejogai, developed flu-like symptoms on August 20. Initially, Giri consulted a neighbourhood practitioner who gave her symptomatic treatment. However, when her condition did not improve, she was admitted to a private hospital in Ambejogai. Her X-ray showed bilateral pneumonitis. When her condition deteriorated, she was advised to go to Pune for better medical treatment.

Giri was moved to KEM Hospital in Pune on August 27. She was put on ventilator support on September 4. Her throat swab sent to National Institute of Virology (NIV) tested positive for swine flu on August 28. She succumbed to the infection on Sunday."

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