Infant dies of swine flu in Pune, toll rises to 18

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Pune, Aug 13 (ANI): A nine-month-old baby succumbed to the deadly swine flu virus in Pune on Thursday taking the country's swine flu death toll to 18.

According to sources, the infant, who was suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome, died at the Sahyadri Munot Hospital.

On Wednesday, a 48-year-old had succumbed to swine flu in Pune. This death was reported from the Sassoon General Hospital at around 4:30 p.m.

Earlier, a 50-year-old Neeta Meghani and a 33-year-old died in the same hospital.

Earlier in the day, a doctor and a 29-year-old woman had succumbed to the deadly virus in Nashik and Pune respectively.

In Nashik, 38-year-old doctor Rupesh Gangurde died at the Nashik Civil Hospital at around 2:30 a.m. this morning.

In Pune, Shrawani Deshpande died due to bilateral pneumonia following severe lung infection caused by the H1N1 virus at around the same time. 2:30 a.m.

Deshpande, a resident of Kothrud area, died at the Sasoon General Hospital.

Other swine flu deaths have occurred in Ahmedabad, Vadodra, Thane, Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram and Mumbai. (ANI)

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