Two new swine flu patients critical

  • PTI, Pune
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  • Updated: Aug 07, 2009 15:11 IST

Two men, including a doctor, suffering from swine flu have been admitted in serious condition in a hospital in Pune, taking the total number of cases in the city, one of the worst-hit by the virus, to 120.

A doctor, who works with Inlaks Hospital in camp area, was admitted to the ICU in Sassoon general hospital after he tested positive for the virus, according to R R Pardeshi, civic medical officer.

Doctors attending on him have described his condition as serious. A 35-year-old Swine flu patient was last night admitted to the same hospital in a critical condition.

The patient, brought from private Nobel Hospital in Hadapsar area, has been put on ventilator, Dr R R Pardeshi, Civic Medical Officer said.

The patient was seen in civic Naidu Hospital on Wednesday where this throat swabs were taken for H1N1 testing and taken back to Nobel Hospital in an ambulance. After his blood samples tested positive for swine flu at NIV on Friday, he was immediately taken to the isolation ward of Sassoon General Hospital, Pardeshi said.

Dr Pardeshi said the patient had no information on "contributory history" of infection, meaning there was no known positive contact responsible for transmission. A 14-year-old girl died of swine flu in Pune on Monday, becoming the first victim of the disease in India.


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