Swine Flu: third death identified in Lucknow

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Lucknow: A 45-year-old man has died because of swine flu in Lucknow. It is the third death identified in Lucknow caused by the H1N1 virus.

Earlier day, four others was tested positive in swine flu infection on Thursday. So the swine flu toll rose up to 53 in Lucknow.

Swatantra Saksena of Indra Lok Colony, who was undergoing treatment at SGPGI, died late in the evening. His sample was sent to the lab for test on February 5 and the report came the same day.

Saksena had consulted a local doctor while going through a bout of cold and flu. He was suffered from breathlessness and was admitted to the SGPGI on February 5, where he died of multiple organ failure around 4 pm, said the CMO.

Previously, a retired army officer had died of H1N1 virus in the second week of January while another patient, wife of a retired jawan, died soon after that.

District magistrate Raj Shekhar asked the CMO to ensure proper survey of the family of the deceased, his friends and also people at his workplace and ask them to get their health check-up done.

Health teams will visit the house of the deceased on Friday to check the status of the family, neighbours and all those who were in close contact with the patient. The count of swine flu patients in the state is now 76, where cases have come from Saharanpur and Bareilly also.