Jodhpur: The city saw its first swine flu
casualty for the year when a person, who was admitted in a
hospital ten days ago died here this afternoon.
The patient, who was on a ventilator since he tested
positive, breathed his last today, hospital sources said.
According to Arvind Mathur, Head of the Department
Medicine said R K Soni, a resident of Ratanada locality, was
admitted to the hospital on February 4, under critical
conditions, with symptoms of Pneumonia.
His swab was sent for the test to the microbiology
division of the S N Medical College and the report declared
him positive for swine flu.
After that, he was shifted to the isolation ward and was
put on ventilator.
So far over a dozen swab samples have been sent to the
lab but all of them have tested negative.
Mathur informed that though there is not a single patient
admitted in the isolation ward, one patient has been brought
from Jaitaran today morning with similar symptoms.
His swab has been sent to the laboratory, the report of
which will come on Tuesday, he said.
The virus has resurfaced in the city after four months
due to change in the climatic conditions. From September 2009
to November 2010, 88 persons, out of a total of 135 patients
who tested positive, have lost their lives due to the flu in