Hyderabad: 10-month-old dies of swine flu; over 100 test positive

The baby boy was on ventilator and had been undergoing treatment at Gandhi Hospital since January 19, but his condition deteriorated and he succumbed to the virus.

Hyderabad: 10-month-old dies of swine flu; over 100 test positive

A 10-month-old baby has died of swine flu in the state-run Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad, taking the toll to five.

At least 100 cases of the deadly H1N1 flu have been reported in Telangana since January 1. Even deputy chief minister (revenue) Mohammed Mahmood Ali has been tested positive for the disease.

The baby boy was on ventilator and had been undergoing treatment at Gandhi Hospital since January 19, but his condition deteriorated and he succumbed to the virus.


This was the first death of an infant from swine flu. Four other victims were all adult women.

Though another 32-year-old man too died on Tuesday while undergoing treatment at Gandhi Hospital's swine flu ward, official sources said his swab sample report showed H1N1 negative.

In Gandhi Hospital alone, there are four more suspects, besides two H1N1 positive patients receiving treatment.

Majority patients still prefer private hospitals for treatment despite having to cough up big money.

Sources said of 750 swap samples tested since January 1, a little over 100 cases were found to be H1N1 positive, including 6-8 found positive on Friday.

Meanwhile, Mahmood Ali is said to be undergoing treatment at the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS).