A 48- year- old female from Ratlam, who had tested positive for swine flu on August 28, succumbed to the disease on Monday.
She was admitted to CHL hospital in a critical state on August 26. Of the five samples that were sent to Jabalpur on Saturday, four patients have tested positive for the H1N1 virus. All of them are serious. Meanwhile, six samples new have been sent to testing from Indore on Monday.
The health department has maintained that its prime concern is to save the spread of the virus in the community for which it has requested people to be cautious and not to take cough and cold lightly.
Those tested positive for include 50- year old female from Guna admitted at CHL, 51- year- old female at Choithram and a five- month- old male child at Choithram. All of them are reported to be on life support. One 30- year- old female from Bijalpur near Indore who tested positive for flu is reported to be stable and recuperating at SAIMS.
“Indore has developed herd immunity but like any other flu these cases would also be reported but only sporadic cases. Our main aim is to keep a check on the community spread,” said district surveillance officer Dr GL Sodi. He added that people should take precautions and avoid going into crowded places to prevent from catching infection.