India confirms 1st swine flu death
India's health minister on Monday confirmed the country's first death from the H1N1 flu in Pune.
The victim, a 14-year-old girl, was admitted to a hospital last month with symptoms of sore throat, runny nose and headaches, a government statement said.
She was put on a ventilator after her condition deteriorated. Confirming the death, India's Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the teenager's life could have been saved but for proper diagnosis.
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