Woman succumbs to Swine Flu in Pune

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 11:25

Pune: A 48-year-old woman died of H1N1 virus
infection here, the first Swine Flu death in the city since
April last year.

The woman, who developed cough and breathlessness tested
positive for H1N1 on March 12 and subsequently succumbed to
the virus in a hospital here last night after being put on
ventilator support.

According to health officials, the deceased was recorded
as the first Swine flu death in the city since April 2011.

Meanwhile, about 20 cases of the infection have been
reported from different parts of the city out of which five
patients are stated to be in a serious condition needing
ventilator support.

Dr Pradip Awte, the State Surveillance officer, said
anti-Swine Flu measures and scanning was being stepped up in
view of the fresh reported cases.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 11:25

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