H1N1 victims were 'imported' from K'taka: Goa

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Panaji, Sep 5: After reporting two Swine Flu deaths, Goa 's Health department has stated that the patients were 'imported' from Karnataka. The authorities say that they have discovered that both the victims who died in Goa were from Karnataka.

"This second case is also an imported death. The patient contracted the virus in Karnataka but expired in Goa where he was admitted for treatment," state swine flu officer Jose de Sa said on Saturday, Sep 5.

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The second H1N1 victim from Goa was a 31-year-old man from Ankola in Karnataka who died succumbed to the virus in the hospital on Friday, Sep 4.

The first death which was d in Goa on Aug 1 was wrongly attributed to Goa and it was found that he was originally from Karnataka, says a letter from Directorate of Health Services (DHS) to the union health ministry.

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