Pregnant woman dies of swine flu. The doctors there shifted her to Sion Hospital, where her swab samples were sent for testing,” said a BMC official.
One should immediately consult a doctor,” Dr. Keskar said.
The patient, who was seven months’ pregnant and had a history of asthma, succumbed at the BMC-run Sion Hospital last week, three days after she was started on H1N1 medication.
BMC’s executive health officer Dr. Padmaja Keskar said the patient was a classic case of a high-risk patient.
more-inMumbai: A 30-year-old woman from Bhandup became the city’s third victim of H1N1 this year.
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Mumbai records third swine flu death of 2017, don’t ignore that fever or chest pain
A 30-year-old pregnant woman became the third casualty of swine flu in Mumbai this year.
READ: Don’t ignore that fever: Mumbai records its second swine flu deathHowever, doctors at Sion Hospital where she was later shifted, pronounced her dead at 11am on the same day.
Doctors said a DNA-PCR test report from Kasturba Hospital laboratory diagnosed her with swine flu on May 16.
State surveillance officer Dr Pradip Awte said the toll in the state has reached 210, and more than 8 lakh people have been screened.
“Last year, we had vaccinated 1 lakh people across the state and this year we have already vaccinated about 27,800.
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Swine flu: Pregnant woman Mumbai’s 3rd swine flu victim this year
The patient’s 11 close contacts are asymptomatic, but three people with flu-like symptoms have been identified and put on treatment.
Over 2,026 people have been checked for flu-like symptoms in the last few days.
The statewide toll since January 1 has climbed to 210.Mumbai’s third victim was seven months pregnant and a known patient of asthma.
“The woman, originally a resident of Allahabad, came to live in Bhandup (West) a month ago.
The incidence drops during rains, but doesn’t disappear completely,” said Dr Awate.There has been talk of the H1N1 virus undergoing a mutation, and leading to different symptoms and patterns.
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