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Swine Flu Claims First Pediatric Death in Mumbai

by Shirley Johanna on February 28, 2015 at 11:38 AM
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 Swine Flu Claims First Pediatric Death in Mumbai

A three-year-old child, succumbed to swine flu was the first youngest victim in Mumbai, India.

The boy was treated in a smaller private hospital before being shifted to the Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Andheri on February 3.


Dr Mangala Gomare, in-charge of BMC's epidemiology cell said, "He died of respiratory failure. He had acute respiratory distress syndrome and bilateral pneumonia complications related to swine flu." 

A civic data shows that nearly 20 % of those infected by H1N1 virus this year are children. However, timely treatment helped  the children and infants recover successfully from the virus.

Dr Mukesh Sanklecha, paediatrician at Bombay Hospital, said, "A few instructions like avoid taking children to crowded places like mall, birthday party, following cough and hand hygiene are given to the parents. We are asking parents of children who have flu to not send them to schools."

Maharashtra is among the top five states in the country that is seeing the highest number of swine flu deaths in India.

Source: Medindia


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