A 30-year-old pregnant woman from Chinchwad died of H1N1 virus last week. With this,the swine flu death toll in Pimpri-Chinchwad has reached 10.
Dr Milind Jawale,medical officer,national programmes,said the woman was in the 33rd week of pregnancy and had symptoms like fever,cough and sore throat since October 15. She was undergoing treatment at Ankur Hospital in Chinchwad following which she was referred to Niramay Hospital where the throat swab was taken for tests on October 19. The woman died on the same day.
Once the test was tested positive for H1N1,authorities declared the woman died of swine flu. Doctors have urged people with influenza-like symptoms to immediately seek treatment.