Girl from Nimbal dies of A(H1N1); woman from Sirguppa suspected to be affected

A 19-year-old girl died of A (H1N1) influenza at a private hospital in Vijayapura on Sunday while a woman from Kottalachinta village coming under Raravi Public Health Centre in Sirguppa taluk in Ballari is suspected to have been affected by the virus. With this, the number of people who have died of the disease has gone up to seven in the State.

Ashwini Jhalaki was a native of Nimbal village of Indi taluk. According to Vijayapura Deputy Commissioner D. Randeep, 10 suspected cases had been reported in the district. Six are being treated.

Sulochana (55) from Kottalachinta was suffering from severe cough and cold. She went to a private medical practitioner for treatment on February 2. After two days, when she developed breathlessness, the local doctor, suspecting it to be a case of A (H1N1) influenza, referred her to a private hospital in Ballari but the patient preferred to undergo treatment at a corporate hospital in Bengaluru, Ramesh Babu, District Health Officer, told The Hindu .

Kottalchinta is located on the inter-State border of Ballari and Anantapur district and there was a possibility of the woman getting affected by the virus during her recent visits to places across the border, he said.

Efforts were on to get the case details from the Bengaluru hospital, Mr. Ramesh Babu said. “On getting the information, I asked the Sirguppa taluk health officer and the district surveillance officer to visit the village to collect the data and take precautionary measures, including organising awareness programmes,” he said.

Supply of tablets

Mr. Ramesh Babu said that Tamiflu tablets had been procured and was being supplied to taluk health officers, who would distribute them to primary health centres and community health centres in their jurisdiction.

Other deaths

Three A(H1N1) deaths were reported in Bengaluru on Saturday while a case of confirmed H1N1 was reported in Raichur district the same day. Devamma (26), a resident of Hosepet village in Raichur taluk, was diagnosed with the flu at Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru, according to Raichur District Health and Family Welfare Officer Narayanappa. The first reported death because of H1N1 and related complications was that of Baburao Khande from Bidar. Khande, 52, was suffering from lung infection and cardiac disease. He died in a private hospital in Hyderabad on February 2.

Seven people have died of the disease

in the State so far

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