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3 die of monsoon illnesses, one of swine flu in city

mumbai Updated: Aug 06, 2010 01:45 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

Three people died of monsoon diseases in the city on Wednesday while one person died of swine flu on Tuesday.

Two people died of malaria and one person died of leptospirosis on Wednesday. Malaria claimed the life of a 50-year-old man, who was admitted at Siddharth Hospital, Goregaon, and of a 16-year-old boy from Haji Ali, who was hospitalised at Nair Hospital, Mumbai Central.

Six people in the city have succumbed to the disease in August so far and 205 others tested positive for malaria on Thursday.

A 40-year-old woman from Kurla died of swine flu at KEM hospital, Parel, on Wednesday.

"There was a delay in seeking treatment. She had been suffering from fever for eight days before she came to the hospital on August 2. She was administered Tamiflu on the same day, but she died the next day," said Dr G T Ambe, executive health officer of the BMC.

Nine more people, including four children, tested positive for swine flu on Thursday, taking the total number of H1N1 cases in the city in August to 56.

A 45-year-old man died of leptospirosis at Nair Hospital on Wednesday. He had been admitted to the hospital on August 2 and succumbed to the disease on August 4.

Among other rain-related illnesses, public hospitals reported 314 cases of fever, 74 cases of gastroenteritis and eight cases of dengue.