New Delhi, India (BBN)- India confirmed two more deaths on Monday caused by the deadly influenza A (H1N1) virus, taking the total swine flu deaths to six, the health ministry confirmed.
A 32-year male in the country’s western city, Pune and four-and half-year old mal child in Chennai died of the Influenza A (H1N1) virus on early Monday, according to a health ministry press statement.
In Pune, the 32-year old male was admitted in Inlaks Budhrani Hospital, Koregaon Park, on August 6 with history of having fever, sore-throat and bodyache for the last 7 days.
“As his condition did not improve, he was shifted to Sassoon Hospital on August 7 and was put on ventilator in ICU. Despite treatment, his condition deteriorated and expired in the morning of 10th August 2009,” the ministry said.
In Chennai, the child was admitted on August 5 in a local hospital in Perungudi with history of having fever and loose motion for two days. The next day his condition became critical due to multi-organ failure, according to the statement.
On August 8, he was suspected to be a case of Influenza A H1N1 and sample was tested and was subsequently found to be positive. He was put on Oseltamivir. However, his condition worsened and died on Monday morning, the ministry added.
India reported its first swine flu death on August 3 after a 14-year-old girl student in Pune died from the disease. A 53-year old woman was second victim in Mumbai on August 8.
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