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Monday, November 18, 2013

India : Two-year-old dies in Chennai after contracting H1N1

Article via Times of India :

A two-year-old girl died in Chennai after being infected by H1N1 virus on Sunday. 

Tamil Nadu health department confirmed that she tested positive for the virus, but denied it was the cause of death. 

The city recorded its first death due to H1N1 this year on October 12 when Kathirvel (65) died of respiratory infection. The latest case takes the number of reported H1N1 cases in the state to 24 this year. 

Dharshini Senthil Kumaran from Kalpakkam was diagnosed with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome, a form of kidney disease in August for which she was being treated in Dr Mehta Hospitals in Chennai. Dharshini was admitted on October 21 and discharged on October 29. 

"She was re-admitted to the hospital on November 6 after she developed swelling on the legs," said director of public health K Kulandaisamy. She also had cough and fever for one day which developed into a respiratory problem. When the child began developing breathing difficulties, she was shifted to the intensive care unit on November 9. "

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