Shillong: A 58-year-old woman of Arbuthnot in Shillong, who had tested positive for swine flu, died on Sunday. The victim, Rehana Khurshid, was admitted to Nazareth Hospital with symptoms of fever, cough, weakness and respiratory distress on October 19.
As per reports, the woman had gone to Pune to attend a family function and had tested positive for the H1N1 virus on her return to Shillong.
The other patient, 29-year-old Dr Naomi Gonsalves, who had also tested positive for swine flu and was undergoing treatment at Nazareth Hospital, is reportedly out of danger and is recovering.
Meghalaya health secretary Pravin Bakshi said that all hospitals have been alerted and briefed on the preventive measures that have been undertaken to contain the disease and prevent further outbreak. He also added that the situation is under control and they have enough Tamiflu tablets to treat H1N1.
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