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Doctor perishes in Pune, 5th swine flu death in India

August 10, 2009 08:56 IST

A 35-year-old Ayurvedic doctor died here today becoming the fifth fatality of the deadly swine flu in the country.
Babasahib Mane is the third person to lose his life due to the H1N1 virus in Pune.

Mane, who was admitted to the Sassoon hospital in Pune, died Monday morning due to swine flu, a senior health official told PTI.

Mane was ailing for sometime and there was blood in his cough for the last couple of days, officials said. Pune reported India's first swine flu death on August three with 14-year-old Reeda Sheikh succumbing to the disease.

On Saturday, 53-year-old Fahmida Panwala from Mumbai and 42-year-old teacher Sanjay Tukaram Kokre from Pune had died of swine flu. Yesterday, a 43-year-old NRI died in Ahmedabad.

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