One more succumbs to H1N1 flu in Mysore

One more succumbs to H1N1 flu in Mysore

The deceased, identified as L Siddaraju (34) of Hinkal, was admitted to a private hospital following fever on Wednesday last. The throat swab sample sent to a laboratory in Bangalore confirmed that Siddaraju was suffering from H1N1 influenza. However, he failed to respond to treatment and died on Sunday. Siddaraju’s death sparked off a protest at the private hospital accusing the Government of not providing proper treatment for him.

Later, police arrived at the scene and pacified the agitators. Meanwhile, wife of the deceased, Nagamani, children, Jeevan and Mamatha are admitted to K R Hospital for suspected H1N1.

14 fresh cases reported in State
Banglaore, DHNS: Fourteen cases tested positive for H1N1 influenza raising the total number of positive cases to 887 in the State on Sunday. Out of the positive cases, 10 were reported in Bangalore, 3 in Kolar and one in Gulbarga. Till date there are 78 deaths in the State, with 57 alone reported from Bangalore.

The State Surveillance team will continue surveillance in the urban and rural areas to contain the disease. Meanwhile, 49 licensed outlets will soon sell the anti-viral drug across the counter, with ‘Schedule X’ prescription.

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