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First swine flu death in Aurangabad; 12 found positive

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 15:53

Aurangabad: A 40-year-old man was the first
victim of swine flu in the Marathwada region as his swab tests
reports that arrived a day after his death at a government-run
hospital here were found positive for H1N1 virus.

According Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH),
Arjun R Maduram of Naregaon village in the district died on
Monday. His swab was sent to NIV for tests, the reports of
which arrived late last night.

The reports confirmed that he was H1N1 infected.

Besides Arjun, an eight-year-old boy, identified as
Bhushan Kale, has been found positive and is undergoing
treatment at the GMCH.

A third person found positive for the virus has not yet
been hospitalised.

With this, the total number of swine flu patients has
risen to 12 in the hospital. More than 1,200 patients have
undergone screening at the GMCH. Out of the 81 reports
received on Sunday, eight were found H1N1 positive.

The report of a 47-year-old patient, who died yesterday,
is still awaited, the GMCH sources said.

Meanwhile, the swab tests of Vaishali Rahul Mote, the
wife of MLA Rahul Mote from Bhoom-Paranda constituency in
Osmanabad district, also confirmed that she is infected with
H1N1 virus. She has been shifted to Pune for further

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 15:53

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