16 test positive for swine flu since July start
H1N1 flu, popularly known as Swine flu, is an infection that exploits a weakened immune system to attack major organs, especially the lungs.
Mumbai: As many as 16 people have tested positive for swine flu in the state in July, officials said on Monday. While the number of confirmed H1N1 cases in Maharashtra have gone up to 1,877 so far this year, a total 192 people have succumbed to swine flu-induced complications in the state during this period.
Of these deceased, 108 victims did not have any comorbid conditions where one or more diseases occur along with another condition in the same person at the same.
H1N1 flu, popularly known as Swine flu, is an infection that exploits a weakened immune system to attack major organs, especially the lungs. When it gets into the lungs, it can lead to pneumonia, which can be fatal.
The flu can also cause secondary infections to the body — any of which can lead to failure of vital organs and death.
Speaking about the deaths seen in Maharashtra this year, state epidemiologist Dr Pradeep Awate said, “Among those with |
co-morbid conditions, 60 patients had diabetes, hypertension or both while five of the vict-ims were pregnant women.”