First swine flu death in Himachal

Shimla, Nov 13 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh on Friday reported the first swine flu death in the state this winter, a health official here said.

A 32-year-old woman Laxmi Priya, from the nearby Mashobra town, died at the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) here after being hospitalised on Wednesday with severe pneumonia. She was tested positive for swine flu on Thursday.

“It was the first case of swine flu in the state this winter. The woman was originally a resident of Bihar and was a labourer working at a resort nearby,” IGMCH senior medical superintendent Ramesh Chand told IANS.

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