First swine flu death in Vizag



Visakhaptnam: A 23-year-old pregnant woman succumbed to swine flu at government hospital here, officials said on Monday.

District Nodal Officer (Swine Flu) LBSH Devi said that the woman was undergoing treatment for H1N1 infection at the Government Hospital for Chest and Communicable Diseases where she died last night.

The victim fist got admitted in a private hospital few days ago and was later tested positive for H1N1.

Laxmi said that a 30-year-old man was also tested positive for swine flu. However, he was discharged last week after treatment.

She also said that three cases whose samples had been sent to Mumbai for investigation are found to be negative to the virus.

In 2009, five persons had died of swine flu out of 29 cases reported in the district, while in 2010, four deaths were reported. There was no casualty due to swine flu in the district in 2011.

PTI