Man dies of swine flu in Lucknow

August 5th, 2010 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, August 4 (IANS) A 38-year-old man died of swine flu in this Uttar Pradesh capital Wednesday, an official said.
Ram Shanker died at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), where he was admitted Tuesday.

Shanker was a native of Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur district and had arrived in Lucknow two days ago. He was staying at his brother’s place in the Jankipuram locality.

In an attempt to control the spread of the virus, a team of health officials visited the residence of Shanker’s brother but could not find anyone there.

“After it came to the fore that Shanker’s brother family members had left for their native district Jaunpur, we contacted the health officials in Jaunpur and asked them to screen all the family members in order to check whether they have been affected by the virus or not,” A.K. Shukla, chief medical superintendent, told reporters here.

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