AURANGABAD: A 35-year-old man from Swarkheda village in Hingoli district died of swine flu at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Nanded, on Saturday evening. This is the first swine flu death in Aurangabad division this monsoon.
"Since the patient approached the government hospital late, his condition deteriorated. With his oxygen saturation lowering, he was put on ventilator. However, his condition showed no signs of improvement and he died on Saturday evening," Runwal said.
The hospital has registered Pole's cause of death as acute respiratory distress syndrome, bilateral bronchopneumonia, H1N1 infection and cardio respiratory arrest.
The victim's relatives - Kavita (wife), Ganga Sagar (sister) and Vitthal (brother) - too complained of cough, fever and breathlessness and have been admitted to GMCH with swine flu symptoms. "Their swab samples have been sent to virology laboratory at Pune. Their condition is improving and is reported to be stable," Runwal said.
However, he ruled out fears of an epidemic in the village with a population of 2,000. "After the incident, the administration is geared up to take preventive measures to stop the spread of the virus. A team of doctors and paramedical staff was constituted, which conducted a survey of the village. Around 100 people, who were in contact with the victim, were screened of which 22 with mild symptoms were administered with Tamiflu tablets as a precautionary measure," he said.
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