H1N1: Two more deaths, 22 fresh cases

Fifty-five year old Renuka and 28-year-old Pushpa died at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases (RGICD) on September 13 and 12 respectively; however their swab test results arrived only on Thursday which confirmed them positive for flu.

Renuka, a resident of Sarjapura, had visited a private practioner in her area and arrived at RGICD in a very critical condition.  A doctor from the Institute said that Renuka had developed bi-lateral pneumonia and was gasping for breath.  She apparently died even before she was put on ventilator on the same day of admission. 

A native of Ramanagara, Pushpa too had visited a private doctor and had suffered from flu like symptoms for seven days before arriving at RGICD.  She was diagnosed with bi-lateral pneumonia and was on anti-biotics.  Pushpa however expired a day after the admission.  Apart from Pushpa being obese, both the patient did not have any pre-exiting illness.

Bijapur

The H1N1 has taken another life in Bijapur, taking the toll to six in the district. Revubai Nagappa Heera (40) of Shivanagi village in Bijapur taluk who had passed away on September 12   was a victim of H1N1. She was suffering from fever since September 5 and was initially admitted to a private hospital in Devar Hipparagi and was later shifted to Bijapur.

 The doctors, suspecting H1N1 infection sent her throat swab to Bangalore for pathological investigation.  The report confirming the H1N1 infection reached on Wednesday, four days after her death. 

Meanwhile, 22 fresh cases tested positive for the flu raising the total number of positive cases to 829 in the State.  Out of these, 19 were reported from Bangalore, two in Chitradurga and one in Bagalkote.

DH News Service

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