Swine flu (pig influenza) has resurfaced in Mumbai
with a vengeance, claiming four lives in the last couple of weeks.
A total of 23 cases of swine flu disease including four deaths confirmed in
the city in the month of January, said Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's
(BMC) health department.
Ten of these patients reside in Mumbai. This includes a four-year-old girl
from Santacruz and a nine-year-old girl from Goregaon. The rest have come from
Gujarat, Bhopal or other peripheral parts to seek treatment. "The minor girls
from Santacruz and Goregaon have shown improvements now," said sources.
According to reports, a 60-year-old female, who was admitted to BMC-run
Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases on January 31, died last Thursday
early morning. Another 34-year-old female who was transferred from a
Vashi-based hospital to Jaslok Hospital in Peddar Road succumbed to H1N1 on
"The 34-year-old female was in a serious state when she was brought to
Jaslok. Now, she is on ventilator support," said Dr Om Shrivastava,
infectious diseases consultant, Jaslok Hospital. Another 50-year-old female,
admitted in Jaslok, is getting better, he added.