Swine flu scare: 31-year-old woman dies, toll seven

Indore: One more patient suffering from deadly swine flu died in MY Hospital on November 8. With the fresh death, the toll has reached seven in the city. The rising number of deaths from H1N1 virus in the city has become a major concern for citizens as well as administration. However, the rise in temperature has perhaps started muzzling the virus, as only one new patient was tested positive on Thursday while seven reports are still pending.

Nodal officer of Integrated Diseases Surveillance Programme, Dr SK Khare said, “The latest swine flu victim was a 31-year-old female patient, resident of Phooti Kothi area. She was admitted to MY Hospital on November 5 and her conditions were critical since then.” The patient had succumbed to disease on November 8 but her reports were received from the laboratory in Bhopal on Thursday.

“However, swine flu was not the primary reason of all the deaths, as patients suffering from other ailments came in contact with the disease later. People already suffering from some other diseases automatically become vulnerable to H1N1 attack as the virus affect immunity power of the body. Several such patients are falling prey to the disease in city and succumbing to the virus,” Dr Khare said.

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