Swine flu resurfaces,4 cases in 10 days

After a gap of three months,the city has witnessed four cases of swine flu in 10 days.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: March 13, 2012 6:00 am

After a gap of three months,the city has witnessed four cases of swine flu in 10 days.

Of the four patients,one is a pregnant woman and another is a six-year-old child. According to district health authorities,the situation is under control and these are sporadic cases.

District civil surgeon Dr Vinayak More said two are on ventilator support while the remaining have recovered. The condition of the 51-year-old autorickshaw driver,who is on ventilator support,continues to be critical at Bharati Hospital.

According to Sassoon General Hospital authorities,the seven-month pregnant woman (30) was admitted barely for 3-4 hours on March 4 and before the throat swab could be sent for testing,she got discharged against medical advice and went to Aditya Birla Hospital.

District health authorities said she had tested positive and had to undergo a premature delivery. She is on ventilator support. At civic body-run Naidu Hospital,a six-year-old girl from Kharadi is recovering from swine flu,said chief medical officer Dr S T Pardeshi. According to More,another patient is being treated at Command Hospital.

More said since March 1,four patients have been tested positive for swine flu. While surveillance measures are being strengthened,doctors have been advised to keep an eye for suspected cases of swine flu and send throat swabs for examination.

More said since April 2011,there were 23 cases of swine flu with no deaths in Pune,he said.

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