H1N1 toll touches 25 in city
The dreaded H1N1 virus claimed two more lives in the city taking the toll to 25 since April this year. A man from Velhe and a man from Akol succumbed to the virus yesterday.
Sandip Jadhav (23) was admitted in KEM hospital and Jayant Kulkarni (49) was admitted in a private hospital in the city. Both men had tested positive on October 4.
As per the PMC report, Sandip delayed treatment for two days and died of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and H1N1 Pneumonitis.
Kulkarni failed to seek medical help for six days and succumbed to ARDS.
H1N1 is a respiratory infection and exploits a weakened immune system to attack major organs, especially the lungs. When it gets into the lungs, it can lead to pneumonia, which can be fatal.