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First H1N1 victim from Bilaspur - 2nd from Chhattisgarh
15-Aug-2009 / ( Health - Previous | Next | Last )


Even as the national death toll due to the swine flu has reached 23, It is suspected that the H1N1 virus may have claimed its first 2 victims in Chhattisgarh on Friday.

2 people - an 18 year old from Raipur and a 40 year old CRPF man from Bilaspur - have died.

The 18 year old Sitaram Varma had recently visited Pune while 40 year old CRPF man Y. S. Rao had been to Mumbai.

The nodal officer in charge of swine flu cases in Chhattisgarh has said that the cause of death is yet not definitely linked to the H1N1 virus. He said that Varma's throat swab has been sent to Delhi for the flu test.

Earlier it had been reported that the total number H1N1 related deaths as 26 but the same was scaled down to 23 after the it was revealed that the administration had wrongly attributed 3 deaths in Pune to this virus.




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