This year's first death due to swine flu in Jodhpur

Swine flu
Jodhpur, Feb 14: The city saw its first swine flu casualty for the year when a person, who was admitted in a hospital ten days ago died Monday afternoon.

According to Arvind Mathur, Head of the Department Medicine said, R K Soni a resident of Ratanada locality, was admitted to the hospital on Feb 4, under critical conditions, with symptoms of Pneumonia.

His swab was sent for the test to the microbiology division of the S N Medical College and the report declared him positive for swine flu.

After that, he was shifted to the isolation ward and was put on ventilator.

So far over a dozen swab samples have been sent to the lab but all of them have tested negative.

Mathur informed that though there is not a single patient admitted in the isolation ward, one patient has been brought from Jaitaran today morning with similar symptoms.

His swab has been sent to the laboratory, the report of which will come on Tuesday, he said.

The virus has resurfaced in the city after four months due to change in the climatic conditions. From Sep 2009 to Nov 2010, 88 persons, out of a total of 135 patients who tested positive, have lost their lives due to the flu in Jodhpur.


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