Another swine flu case in Ahmedabad

AHMEDABAD: The city saw a fresh case of swine flu on Wednesday. The patient in his late 50s was admitted to Sterling Hospital. The condition of the patient is believed to be stable, according to AMC health officials.





On Tuesday, the city had witnessed the fifth swine flu death.

Most of these cases are from outside the city, including two from Bhavnagar and Kheda regions.

On Tuesday, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) reported the death of a 65-year-old resident from Pratapgarh in Rajasthan who had come to the city for swine flu treatment. He was admitted to Rajasthan hospital on Monday morning. The death of 55-year-old Vejalpur resident Somti Prajapati from swine flu has sent alarm bells ringing in the health administration.

Infectious diseases specialist Dr Atul Patel says that epidemiology of H1N1 virus in the tropical countries reveals that swine flu becomes an all-year phenomenon. In Gujarat, swine flu may have struck first in the winter season but soon after it was increasingly reported after monsoon as well. Now, it is being reported in summer.

. On Tuesday, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) reported death of a 65-year-old resident from Pratapgarh in Rajasthan who had come to the city for swine flu treatment. He was admitted to Rajasthan hospital on Monday morning. The death of 55-year-old Vejalpur resident Somti Prajapati from swine flu has sent alarm bells ringing in the health administration.
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