H1N1 claims two lives in City

A 22-year-old woman, who was seven months into her pregnancy, died early Friday morning at the Fortis Hospital in Sheshadripuram.

Dr Lloyd Nazareth, medical superintendent of the hospital, said the woman was suffering from fever and cold when she was admitted to the hospital on August 24. “Though we put her on ventilator and administered Tamiflu on the same day, she came very late. Her swab report confirmed her for flu,” he said.

Another woman, Krishna Kumari (40) was admitted to the hospital for a week and was on ventilator. In spite of being administered Tamiflu, she did not survive.

A resident of Vijayanagar, Kumari is survived by her husband and 10-year-old son. Doctors said she came with high fever and breathing problem. The hospital has one more confirmed case of H1N1 Influenza.

70 fresh positive cases

The number of patients testing positive for H1N1 Influenza continued to increase with 70 fresh cases testing positive for flu on Friday.

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