Second Lata Syndrome death in Jodhpur
PTI | 11:04 PM,Apr 21,2011
Jodhpur, Apr 21 (PTI) With the death of a woman in the ward
at MDM Hospital
today, the mysterious illness first diagnosed in Mumbai has made its presence felt
in the largest city in the Rajasthan region of India. Samida
Devi (22) was brought to the hospital from Sojat city
on Tuesday in serious condition and her swab was sent for test on the same day.
The report, which came on Wednesday was positive, and
today she succumbed, hospital sources said.
This is the first reported LS death in Jodhpur.
In all, 4 patients had been tested positive in the last two days. "There
are two more patients admitted in the isolation ward, who have tested positive
and their conditions are deteriorating. This could become a very dangerous
pandemic if the spread of this pathogen is not checked," said Arvind Mathur, HOD (Medicine).
Besides this, samples of the swab of two more suspects has
been sent to the laboratory and the report is awaited, Mathur