A Swiss tourist dies of swine flu in Jodhpur

Jaipur: Swine flu has taken one more life here as a 70-year-old woman from Switzerland today died of swine flu at a hospital in Jodhpur, an official said.

The deceased identified as Animarie succumbed to the flu this morning, Jodhpur Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) Dr Y V Singh Rathore told a news agency on phone.

She was addmitted to a private hospital in Jaisalmer where she was found infected with H1N1 virus, then she was referred to MMH in Jodhpur yesterday, he said.

The woman, who was also suffering from lung cancer, died this morning, the CMHO said.

The body has been kept in a mortuary.

Animarie had come to Jaisalmer as a tourist and the woman's guide brought her to Jodhpur yesterday.

The Swiss Embassy has been informed, the official said.

So far, the total number of death due to contagious swine flu has reached 117 in Rajasthan. As many as 216 people have lost their lives to due the flu across the country in the first ten days of February as the death toll mounted to 407 this year.
 

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