2 more die of swine flu in Valley

Srinagar: Two more people, including a child, infected with swine flu virus have died in Kashmir, taking the toll to 11.
“Two deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. Both the patients had tested positive for the H1N1 virus. One of the patients was a five-year-old child from Tangmarg. The death toll has now reached to 11,” a SKIMS spokesperson said.
She, however, said both the patients had other acute ailments and may have died of those causes.
“The child had co-morbidities of acute lymphocytic leukaemia and the other patient, a 45-year-old male, had acute viral syndrome and renal failure,” she said.
She said the reports of the samples taken on Saturday and two fresh samples taken Sunday were awaited.
She said the number of patients, infected with swine flu virus and admitted at the isolation ward of the hospital, was nine.