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Swine Flu claims another life in Gujarat

Ahmedabad:  A 60-year-old woman died of Swine Flu in Gujarat, taking the H1N1 death toll to two in Gujarat so far, health officials said today.

The victim, identified as Yasmin Hussain succumbed to the viral infection at her residence in Juhapura area of the city yesterday, they said.

Reuters

This is the first case of swine flu in the city, and second in Gujarat this year. Manhar Dodiya (52) was the first victim of swine flu in the state in 2012. He had died in Rajkot civil hospital Saturday last.

According to health officials, Yasmin was admitted to the V S hospital here early last week following influenza like symptoms. While she was undergoing treatment, samples of her saliva and blood was sent for testing.But before the test results arrived, her family members got her 'discharged against medical advice' and took her home.

After the report confirmed that Yasmin was positive for H1N1 virus, hospital officials went to her residence, where they came to know that she had died yesterday.

Earlier, between August 2009 and February 2010 over 275 persons had died due to Swine Flu in the state. More than 1500 people were infected with the H1N1 virus during the same period.

PTI

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