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Hyderabad confirms first swine flu death

Fri 09th Oct 2009 09:26 AM
Hyderabad confirms first swine flu death
Hyderabad confirms first swine flu death

Hyderabad, Sept 2 :

 Andhra Pradesh confirmed first swine flu death, as a 25-year-old man who died in the early hours of Tuesday, at Government Chest Hospital, the nodal centre for the treatment of this infection, tested positive for H1N1 virus. With this the death toll in the swine flu cases rose to 113 in the country.

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The victim has been identified as Prasad, a resident of Green Park Colony in Champapeta and working as an attender in CRO Office. The victim Prasad has been admitted to Chest Hospital with swine flu symptoms on August 31. The doctors after diagnosing symptoms of H1N1 infection — sore throat, running nose and headache, shifted him to Intensive Care Unit and was put on a ventilator.
However, he died while undergoing treatment at the Chest Hospital. The doctors at the hospital said that Prasad was suffering from pneumonia also.

Meanwhile it was reported that one more person was died in Apollo hospital with swine flu symptoms on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Malyadri (35) from Mehdipatnam area. And two more condition is stated to be critical.

On Sunday officials confirmed seven cases, all of them are locals with no prior travel history. With this the total swine flu cases in the State has gone up to 180. “With so many cases getting notified, it is clear that the local population in Hyderabad are now prone. However, the positive aspect is that the patients are responding to Oseltamivir and it can be treated,” said State coordinator for swine flu Dr K Subhakar.

A significant aspect of swine flu management is that the State has not reported any deaths so far. The World Health Organisation declared the present outbreak as a H1N1 influenza epidemic on June 11. The virus has till now killed more than 800 people worldwide and is expected to hit 30% of the world population in its second wave, towards the end of the year when the cool climate would be perfect for the virus to propagate.