Delhi: 9-month-old H1N1 victim battles for life

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New Delhi, Sep 17: While the condition of a 9-month-old Delhi child suspected to be suffering from Swine flu is battling for her life, the number of H1N1 cases in the Nation's capital continues to surge.

"A nine-month-old baby girl admitted to the Hindu Rao hospital is a suspected case of H1N1 virus. Her reports are awaited and her condition is critical," Dr Kiran Walia, Delhi Health Minister said.

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On Wednesday, Sep 16, about 71 people tested positive for H1N1 taking the total number of cases in Delhi up to 1,486. Out of the 71 fresh cases, 47 are that of children, the health officials said.

"Swab tests of 71 samples tested positive for H1N1 virus and with this the total number of swine flu cases admitted to designated hospitals stands at 1,486," Walia said, adding that cases were reported from hospitals like RML (three) and Lal Bahadur Shastri hospitals (three), Safdarjung Hospital (two) and  GTB Hospital (one) while nine of the cases are in home quarantine.

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