Sixth swine flu death in the capital
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Last Updated: Friday, September 11, 2009, 19:54
New Delhi: Delhi on Friday reported its sixth swine flu death when a 38-year-old woman undergoing treatment at the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital here, succumbed to the viral infection.

"The patient who passed away this morning had tested positive for swine flu virus," N K Chaturvedi, medical superintendent, RML hospital said adding, "This is the sixth case of death due to swine flu in Delhi."

Raj Bala, the deceased, a resident of Faridabad was admitted to the hospital on September 5. According to the doctors, she was diabetic and hypertensive and had a past history of bronchial asthma.

"Her condition had deteriorated by the time she was brought to the hospital. She was suffering for five long days and had not seen any doctor or visited any hospital," Chaturvedi said adding, "She died because of pulmonary edema as she had developed artificial respiratory distress syndrome."

The city had reported its fifth swine flu death yesterday when a 12-year-old girl, Gauri, a resident of Dwarka died at the same hospital.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, September 11, 2009, 19:54

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