GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thursday January 7, 2016 ? The Guyanese businessman who was diagnosed with swine flu after a trip to China has died in a hospital in the United States, according to media reports.
The father of five, identified as Vishnunarine Sugrim died at the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami since Old Year?s Day, his family told the Guyana Chronicle.
Health authorities recently reported that a 50-year-old man had developed symptoms of the H1N1 virus within two weeks of flying back from China and was hospitalized locally before being taken for treatment overseas. The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) had confirmed the patient was infected with the H1N1 virus.
No timelines were given at the time.