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India confirms 1st swine flu death

Last updated on: August 04, 2009 

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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