One person has died of H1N1 and related complications, the district surveillance office for detection of communicable diseases said on Thursday. Baburao Khande, 52, was suffering from lung infection and cardiac disease. He died in a private hospital in Hyderabad on February 2.
The victim, who was working as a teheshildar in Bidar district, was also a long-term diabetic. His sputum samples were sent for testing to the Kasturba medical college in Manipal. The tests have turned out to be positive, M. A Jabbar, district surveillance officer, said in a release.
Dr Jabbar has appealed to the people not to panic about the disease. Enough precautions should be taken in our daily actions. Regular hand washing and other hygienic measures should be followed. Any one suffering from fever, cold and upper respiratory tract infection should consult the doctor, he said. The district hospital has set up an isolation ward to treat H1N1 patients, the release said.
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