Man succumbs to H1N1 in Nashik

Nashik: A 34-year-old man has died of swine flu at the district civil hospital here, hospital authorities said today.

Nabdy Dattu Chavan, from Anjaneri village in Trimbakeshwar taluka here, was admitted to the hospital with H1N1 flu symptoms on April 1 and died a few hours later, civil surgeon Dr B D Pawar said.

Samples of Chavan and three others, admitted in the facility with the disease symptoms, were later sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune.

All including the deceased tested positive and condition of one of the patients is critical, he said.

The infected persons have been kept in an isolated ward, Pawar added.

Maharashtra has reported more than half a dozen deaths due to swine flu in 2012 so far.