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Updated: September 1, 2009 12:22 IST

7-year-old dies of swine flu in Pune, toll rises to 32

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A boy undergoes check up for swine flu at a medical camp in Chennai on August 21, 2009. Photo: M. Karunakaran
The Hindu A boy undergoes check up for swine flu at a medical camp in Chennai on August 21, 2009. Photo: M. Karunakaran

A seven-year-old girl died of swine flu here on Tuesday, taking the toll in the viral infection in the city to 32.

Priyanka Shimilkar, who was admitted to government-run Sassoon Hospital on August 29, had tested positive for the virus.

Meanwhile, a meeting of Ganesh mandals convened by the district administration has decided to avoid use of vermilion in the immersion procession of idols on September 3 keeping in view the possibility of allergic reaction to it.

The meeting held under chairmanship of district Guardian Minister Ajit Pawar felt that since swine flu affected the respiratory system, it would be advisable to avoid substances that could trigger adverse reactions among people.

The mandals also resolved to wind up immersion procession within 12 hours to prevent further spread of the virus.

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