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Swine flu touches Assam with the first case of death

  by NEWSNER , 2019-07-08 04:48:54


Swine flu touches Assam with the first case of death

Assam records the first case of swine flu death this year with the demise of an elderly man due to H1N1 infection at Narayana Superspeciality Hospital in Amingaon.

Bhagawan Prasad, a 75-year-old man died at 5 am on Wednesday last.

Prasad, from Tamulpur area of Baksa district, was first taken to a hospital in Rangiya and later admitted to Narayana Superspeciality Hospital after his condition became serious.

As per reports, the man who was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday was suffering from high fever and was found to have a septic shock with left ventricular failure.

Prasad, unfortunately, developed cardiac arrest in the wee hours on Wednesday. He later expired on the same day.

His medical test which was conducted in the microbiology department of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital confirmed that he was suffering from H1N1 infection.

Swine flu is a disease of pigs that can, in rare cases, be passed to humans. It is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by one of the Influenza A viruses. Symptoms of H1N1 swine flu are like regular flu symptoms and include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Many people with swine flu have had diarrhea and vomiting.