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    Woman dies of swine flu in Gujarat
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    Tags : swine flu, h1n1, gujrat, Ahmedabad, death toll

    Posted: Tuesday , Sep 08, 2009 at 1226 hrs

    A 23-year-old woman succumbed to swine flu at Surat civil hospital, taking the statewide toll to 12.

    "Maya Agrawal died on Sunday at Surat civil hospital, but her test result for H1N1 came positive yesterday," principal secretary (health) Ravi Saxena said.

    "The woman was admitted to the hospital on September 2 with swine flu symptoms. She was later shifted to a private hospital on September 4 after her condition become critical" he said.

    "On September 5, Agrawal was transferred to Surat civil hospital again and her swab samples were sent for testing," he said, adding that she was on tamiflu.

    Agrawal died of acute respiratory problem. She was on ventilator after she was admitted to the civil hospital, Saxena said.

    Meanwhile, two more persons were tested positive for H1N1 virus on Monday in the city.
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