Fourth H1N1 victim in city: 15-yr-old dies at Ganga Ram


Ravindran said there was no need for vaccinations against H1N1 at present. "No prophylactic treatment is required in most of the cases in the existing situation. Only high-risk cases, such as people above 65 years of age with multiple diseases, need prophylactic treatment," he said.

He added that even hospitalisation was unnecessary for patients exhibiting symptoms of influenza, but that such patients need to be watched closely and require regular follow-ups.

Meanwhile, Sanjeev Choubey (42), who was admitted at RML Hospital on February 9, died on Tuesday due to what officials suspect could be H1N1-related complications. Choubey, a resident of Khoda Colony, was referred to RML by a private hospital in Noida. He was kept in an isolation ward with eight other patients.

According to the Health department, 33 new cases of H1N1 were reported on Tuesday, taking the total to 154 since January 1 this year.

Officials hope that with the rise in temperature and lowering of humidity, the number of cases in Delhi would decline.

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