Swine flu continues its surge, toll reaches 93

Last Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2009 18:01 hrs

New Delhi: Swine flu continued its surge with four more persons, including a three-year-old child, dying of the pandemic, taking the nationwide toll due to the deadly virus to 93 even as 139 fresh cases were detected today across the country.

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While the deadly contagion claimed three lives in Karnataka with two dying in Bangalore and one in Bijapur, another person succumbed to the virus at Nasik in Maharashtra.

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A three-year-old boy Gowdappa Biradar became the youngest swine flu victim in Karnataka, health officials said in Bangalore.

Admitted to a private hospital at Bijapur with swine flu symptoms on August 23, Biradar died on August 26 but report of his throat swab confirming H1N1 status was received today, they said.

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