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'NRI's death due to viral pneumonia not swine flu'

The throat swab of the 52-year-old NRI, who died in a hospital in Kerala's Kollam district on July 1, was found to be negative for H1N1 flu, putting to rest fears that his death may have been due to the swine flu.

india Updated: Jul 03, 2009 12:53 IST

The throat swab of the 52-year-old NRI, who died in a hospital in Kerala's Kollam district on July 1, was found to be negative for H1N1 flu, putting to rest fears that his death may have been due to the swine flu.

Deceased Stanley Pelis, who arrived in Kerala two weeks ago from UK, had died of viral pneumonia, Director Health Services Dr K Shyalaja told PTI.

The patient, who hails from Kollam, was suffering from viral fever, which later developed into pneumonia, she said.

Pelis also had Acute Respiratory Distress syndrome and succumbed to the fever on July 1 at a private hospital in Kollam, Shyalaja said.

Six persons, including two children, have been confirmed to be having the H1N1 flu in Kerala.