Another pregnant woman dies of Swine Flu

A 23-year-old pregnant woman, who was suffering from Swine Flu, died at Gandhi Hospital on Friday night.

Published: 30th July 2017 10:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th July 2017 10:06 AM   |  A+A-

Swine flu (File photo/ ENS)

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: A 23-year-old pregnant woman, who was suffering from Swine Flu, died at Gandhi Hospital on Friday night. It is learnt that the deceased was seven months pregnant. The woman had been shifted from Warangal to Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad after being diagnosed with the disease. She was provided with ventilator support and treatment but she died.

This is the second death of a pregnant woman with swine flu in the recent past. Only 10 days ago another pregnant woman, who was being treated for swine flu, gave birth to a still born child and died in Hyderabad. Her death caused confusion among doctors who were uncertain as to how it ought to be classified, according to sources in the Telangana Health department. Some wanted it categorised as a maternal death while others pointed out that the woman had suffered from multiple complications, apart from Swine flu. Between August 2016 till July 29, a total of  11,897 samples were tested and 1,571 people in Telangana have tested positive for Swine Flu. Including Friday’s deaths, 23 people who suffered from swine flu and other complications have died in the state.

23 died of swine flu in TS

Between August 2016 and Saturday, as many of as 1,571 people have tested positive for the disease in Telangana and 23 people have died of swine flu and other complications in the state in that period.

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