Swiss woman dies of swine flu in Jodhpur

Jaipur: 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 PTI on phone. She was referred to MMH in Jodhpur yesterday from a private hospital in Jaisalmer where she was found positive for H1N1 virus, 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. She 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 contagious swine flu has claimed 117 lives 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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