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Girl dies of suspected swine flu in Assam

Posted by Ramesh Khati on August 22, 2009

Tezpur (Assam), Aug 21 (PTI) An 18-year-old girl today died of suspected swine flu in Assam’s Sonitpur district.

Police said Sunu Baishya, a higher secondary student and resident of Tezpur, died while being taken to Guwahati for treatment.

Family sources said Sunu complained of severe headache and had fever in the morning. Fearing that it could be swine flu, she was taken to Guwahati for treatment.

But she died on the way and the body was brought back here.

The Assam health department, however, refused to confirm whether it was a case was of swine flu. “We will not be able to confirm because the patient was not brought here for treatment,” an official said.

Three persons have tested positive for swine flu in the state and are undergoing treatment.


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