Swine flu claimed one more life in Kerala

Published on: 25 Feb, 2015
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Health News

One more person succumbed to Swine flu in Kerla, The deceased has been identified as Sivanpillai (55) of Sooranad in Kollam. Earlier on Monday a Keralite homemaker, Geetha (42), also died of the same disease in Pune.

Sivanpillai, who was undergoing treatment at Sasthamkottai and later Ezhukon ESI Hospital for fever and other uneasiness, was shifted to Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital after his condition worsened.

Tests conducted there confirmed the disease. But it is not clear as to how he contracted H1N1. The Health Department has intensified preventive actions in the area. Authorities have informed that there is no need for anxiety about the spread of the disease.

The deceased is survived by wife Usha Kumari, daughter Sreeja and son-in-law Gopakumar.

Earlier two people had died of H1N1 in Kasaragod district. The number of H1N1 deaths in the country has gone up to 875. Those afflicted with the disease number more than 15,000.

The death toll is the worst in Rajasthan. So far 225 people have died there. Around 5,000 people have contracted the disease, which primarily affects the lungs.

Src:- http://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/another-h1n1-death-in-kerala.html

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