NRI dies of H1N1 in Ahmedabad; toll rises to 4

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Ahmedabad, Aug 9: A 43-year-old man, NRI died of Swine flu in Ahmedabad on Sunday, Aug 9 at the civil hospital, a senior official said. This death has brought the toll of swine flu deaths in India to four.

State health secretary Ravi Saxena said Praveen Patel, an NRI, died of Swine flu at city civil hospital at around 01:30 am.

"He was admitted to the hospital in critical condition yesterday morning. His left lung was badly damaged," Saxena said.

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On Friday, Aug 7 Patel was admitted to private hospital for pneumonia and common flu. "He was referred to the civil hospital after doctors treating him realised that it was not common flu," Saxena said, adding where he was confirmed having swine flu.

"Patel's wife has also been confirmed suffering from swine flu and is being treated at the civil hospital, he said. So far, 10 people have been tested positive for H1N1 virus in the state," he added.

On Saturday, Aug 8, 53-year-old Fahmida Panwala from Mumbai and 42-year-old teacher Sanjay Tukaram Kokre from Pune had died of swine flu. Earlier on Aug 3, 14-year-old schoolgirl Rida Shaikh also from Pune, had died due to the H1N1 virus.

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