Swine flu patient passes away


ISLAMABAD – A 26-year old young man, infected with the swine flu virus, died in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on Wednesday marking the country’s first swine flu-related death this season.
Mansoor, who got admitted in PIMS a week ago in critical condition, was from Attock. He was kept in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for one week but could not survive. Three swine flu infected patients were admitted of which two survived.
“We tried very hard to save him but when he reached PIMS his condition was critical,” Dr Wasim Khawaja, PIMS spokesman said.
He said H1N1 was a communicable disease which spread through sputum, saliva, nasal discharge and sneezing of confirmed infected person and the main symptoms were headache, fever, soaring throat, troublesome breathing, cough and body ache, chill, fatigue, abdominal pain, diarrhea and severe vomiting.
He said serious signs of swine flu are worse cough, pneumonia, pain or pressure in chest, rapid breathing, bluish or grey skin color, low blood pressure because of dehydration, no desire of liquid intake, dizziness and confusion, very high body temperature and respiratory failure.