with one more H1N1 death on Tuesday,the citys swine flu toll since April this year has reached 11. Mandar Patil (25) died of a cross-infection on Tuesday as he had swine flu and dengue. Pune Municipal Corporation acting medical chief Dr S T Pardeshi said the death due to cross-infection was incidental and there were fewer dengue cases this year as compared to last year.
There have been nine swine flu deaths since April this year in Pimpri Chinchwad and a total of 39 in the state. Mandar,who was staying in a hostel at Sadashiv Peth,had fever for four days since August 13. Along with the problems of dry cough and breathlessness,he also had several episodes of vomiting and loose stools,the doctor said. Health officials said he had gone trekking and swimming a week ago to Lonavala.
He consulted two doctors before Dr Shivkumar Iyer advised him immediate admission to Bharati Hospital on August 17. Here when he was admitted to ICU he was also diagnosed with dengue IGM positive fever on August 19. While Tamiflu was given on August 17 after his throat swab tested positive for H1N1 virus,Mandars condition did not improve and he died due to septic shock with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome due to H1N1 pneumonia and dengue.