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    Swine flu scare: 1 person dies, swine flu suspected to be the cause

    Bhubaneswar: Swine flu claimed its first victim in the state with the death of a person at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar.

    The deceased, a software engineer who lived and worked in a software company in Kolkata, was admitted to a local private hospital in Bhubaneswar after he complained of severe chest pain and nausea on Tuesday. He was later shifted to the ICU.

    As per reports, the person was a native of Odisha. He completed his engineering from a private engineering college in the state and was working in Kolkata. He had been to Delhi on a trip where apparently he contracted the disease. He had come to Bhubaneswar to see his parents and for subsequent treatment. However, he died last Tuesday evening following severe complications.

    Police have seized the dead body of the person. The doctor who was attending on him said that only after the arrival of the postmortem and swab reports the cause of the death of the person will be ascertained. However, his body has been kept in quarantine as a precautionary measure.

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    Odisha swine flu update: Man dies of the virus
    Feb 25, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    A man died of swine flu at a private hospital ? the first death from the disease in the state this year, an official said Monday. The 42-year-old victim was working in the information technology sector and was infected during his stay in Kolkata recently, B.K.Panda, director of the state public health department, told IANS. After returning home, he was admitted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar where he died of the disease Sunday, Panda added. ?There is no need to panic as there has been no report of any other swine flu case or death related to it in the state so far this year,? he said. However, the Odisha government remains watchful, he added. The influenza H1N1 virus that causes swine flu killed 32 people in the state in 2010.
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