Sagar man dies of swine flu, second case in Madhya Pradesh

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Nov 22, 2014 17:38 IST

After the first casualty of a youth from Vidisha district due to swine flu was reported in October end, another case of swine flu death has come to light. The deceased hailed from Sagar district's Dhana village.

Chief medical and health officer (CHMO) Sagar Dr RC Jain told HT that the National Hospital Bhopal informed him a deceased youth Ankit Choubey was found positive for Swine flu H1N1 virus and his elder brother Nitin, who is also affected with swine flu, was undergoing treatment at the National Hospital.

“We have sent our team into the Dhana village for survey and confirming other possible cases,” he said, adding,”So far we have not found any person with flu symptoms there.”

According to sources, on November 15, a youth from Dhana village, Ankit Choubey (30), died at National Hospital, in Bhopal, after his condition worsened quickly. Ankit was at the hospital to look after his elder brother Nitin (34), who was admitted at the hospital on November 13 with serious lung and cough infection. Later, Nitin was put on life ventilator support.

However on November 15, Ankit suddenly began vomiting and fainted. Ankit was admitted to the hospital, however, he succumbed to the deadly disease. At that time family members of the deceased were told by the hospital authorities that Ankit had died of a heart failure.

Later, the National Hospital sent the samples of serum of both brothers and Ankit was found positive for Swine flu H1N1 virus. Nitin is still undergoing treatment at hospital for the diease.

Dr Devesh Pateriya, in-charge Dhana Government hospital, told that HT they checked the family members of deceased but so far no swine flu symptoms have been found in any of them. “On Saturday we will extend our survey to the rest of the village and distribute precautionary medicines,” he said.

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