Girl dies of suspected swine flu in Assam
An 18-year-old girl on Friday died of suspected swine flu in Assam's Sonitpur district.india Updated: Aug 21, 2009 21:42 IST
An 18-year-old girl on Friday died of suspected swine flu in Assam's Sonitpur district.
Police said Sunu Baishya, a higher secondary student and resident of Tezpur, died while being taken to Guwahati for treatment.
Family sources said Sunu complained of severe headache and had fever in the morning. Fearing that it could be swine flu, she was taken to Guwahati for treatment.
But she died on the way and the body was brought back in Tezpur.
The Assam health department, however, refused to confirm whether it was a case was of swine flu. "We will not be able to confirm because the patient was not brought here for treatment," an official said.
Three persons have tested positive for swine flu in the state and are undergoing treatment.