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Updated: September 18, 2009 09:49 IST

Swine flu toll touches 52 in Pune

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The August 10, 2009 photo shows a doctor outside the seclusion ward of Sasoon Hospital in Pune.
PTI The August 10, 2009 photo shows a doctor outside the seclusion ward of Sasoon Hospital in Pune.

Three more persons have died of swine flu here, taking the death toll in the viral infection in the city to 52, health officials said on Friday.

The three who died on Thursday night in different hospitals were Prabhakar Gawde (38), Naresh Bhatia (35) and Sagar Bhalerao (7), hospital sources said.

In many cases, the test results for the infection were coming after the death of the patients as National Institute of Virology (NIV) was coping with an increasing number of samples.

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