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H1N1 claims another life, 6 dead so far in Pune

PUNE: A 63-year-old man from Rasta Peth succumbed to swine flu-induced complications at a town health facility on February 2, taking the H1N1 casualty depend in Pune to six this yr thus far.
The man had evolved an influenza-like sickness on January 19. “He had fever with chills and dry cough for five to six days. He had later evolved breathlessness, following which he used to be admitted to a nearby health facility,” a doctor from KEM health facility mentioned.

After his condition deteriorated further, he used to be moved to KEM health facility for tertiary care remedy. “He succumbed to acute respiration misery syndrome, bilateral pneumonitis and H1N1 on February 2,” the physician added.

As many as 29 people have examined sure for the virus in PMC limits this yr thus far. When it comes to the state, as many as 150 people examined sure for swine flu between January 1 and February four this yr. Of them, 15 people succumbed to complications brought about via the virus.

At present, the condition of three different patients diagnosed with swine flu is significant and they've been placed on ventilator fortify at other hospitals in the town.

Medical expert mentioned the incubation period for swine flu virus used to be one to seven days. “The infectious period is someday previous to the onset of sickness to seven days after the onset,” they mentioned.

As many as two people each had died of swine flu in the state in January and February final yr. “Besides pregnant ladies, youngsters below the age of five, aged people aged 65 or more, people suffering from lung, kidney and liver sicknesses, the ones on long-term steroid medicines fall underneath the high-risk group,” the professionals mentioned.

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