Afflicted of H1N1 virus; woman succumbs in Indore while under treatment

Health department sources informed that since January 1 itself, around 18 patients had been tested for swine flu in different hospitals of the district

Afflicted of H1N1 virus; woman succumbs in Indore while under treatment

Under treatment for H1N1 virus, a 35-year-old woman died of swine flu here in Indore.

The fatality was confirmed by Asha Pandit, district in-charge of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), said the woman died yesterday at a private hospital here.

Resident of Kanadiya, the woman was under treatment for over a fortnight but could not be salvaged.

However, it turned out that she was the first to succumb to the deadly virus in the city of Indore this year.

Health department sources informed that since January 1 itself, around 18 patients had been tested for swine flu in different hospitals of the district.

The woman who died was the only one among them to test positive for the highly-contagious virus, she added.

H1N1 influenza, commonly known as swine flu, is a respiratory flu with symptoms like fever, sore throat, cough, headache, runny nose, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting.

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