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Swine flu tragedy: Two-and-a-half year old girl dies in Kanpur

The first Swine flu death has been recorded in Kanpur with a two-and-a-half year old girl dying due to the deadly disease.

According to a senior health official, the authorities have swung into action after the case.

Aapti, daughter of Mahesh Verma and a resident of Juhi Lal colony, who was admitted to a private hospital some days ago, died on Wednesday, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr R P Yadav said.

Her culture sample was sent to King George's Medical University in Lucknow after which it was today confirmed that she was infected by H1N1 virus, he said.

The hospital immediately submitted the victim's report to the CMO, following which the city health department has stepped up its vigil to contain swine flu in the city, he further said.

A team of health department was today sent for a check-up of the deceased's family members. The doctors who were treating the deceased were also being tested for the H1N1 virus, he added.

This is the first case of death due to swine flu in Kanpur, he said.

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