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Monday, September 9, 2013

India, Pune : Another swine flu death, toll 43

Article via Times of India, excerpt :

A 27-year-old pregnant woman from Satara succumbed to swine flu at a private hospital in the city on Saturday, taking the city's H1N1 death toll to 43 so far, this year.

Deepali Manoj Gaikwad, a resident of Godoli in Satara, developed influenza like symptoms on August 28. She had fever and cough and later developed breathlessness that heightened from September 1.

"Gaikwad was 37 weeks pregnant during the time when she developed swine flu like symptoms. Initially, she was treated at a private hospital in Satara and was later shifted to another tertiary care centre. But her condition worsened. Gaikwad was then shifted to Ruby Hall Clinic on September 2," said S T Pardeshi, medical officer of health (MoH), Pune Municipal Corporation.

Due to her deteriorating condition, the woman was put on ventilator support at around 5.30pm the same day. She delivered a baby when on ventilator support."

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