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New Delhi: A 55-year-old British engineer was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his rented accommodation here, Delhi Police said on Monday.

Paul Barker, who worked as a tunnel manager with Pratibha Industries Limited, was found dead around 2 p.m. on Sunday in Defence Colony in south Delhi, a police officer said, adding that cardiac arrest might be the reason behind the death.

Pratibha Industries is a construction company and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is one of its major clients.

Police said one of Barker’s friends residing in Defence Colony discovered his body and informed them.

“The friend informed us that he went to Barker’s house when Barker did not respond to his repeated phone calls,” Defence Colony SHO Kuldeep Singh told IANS.

He said Barker was lying naked in his bedroom when they reached the spot.

“There was no any external injury on his body. We could also not find any forceful entry into the house. Prime facie it seemed that he died due to cardiac arrest as blood was coming out from his nose,” Kuldeep Singh said.

“He was a regular heavy drinker and that might be the reason behind the cardiac arrest. But, we are still waiting for his medical report to confirm the exact reason behind his death,” said the official.

Police also recovered some liquor bottles from the house of the deceased.

(IANS)

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Cases of Swine Flu Crosses 1,000-Mark in Delhi

The advisory also said that children with mild illness but with predisposing risk factors, pregnant women, persons aged 65 years or older, patients with lung diseases, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease etc.

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Swine Flu

As many as 1,011 cases of swine flu (H1N1) were reported from various hospitals in the national capital till Sunday, according to a data released by the government on Monday.

Although the government data does not report any deaths due to H1N1, some city hospitals claim that 11 persons died last month due to the infection.

In entire 2018, only 205 H1N1 cases and two deaths were reported.

Till January 29, the number of cases were 512.

The Delhi government has directed all its hospitals to make local purchases of logistics required to ensure a continuous supply of medicine, vaccine and kits.

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“All government hospitals are equipped with the necessary logistics required for the management of Seasonal Influenza A (H1N1),” the government said in a statement.

A health advisory has also been issued in both Hindi and English by the Delhi’s Directorate General of Health Services, it said.

According to the advisory, Seasonal Influenza (H1N1) is a self-limiting air-borne viral, and the disease spreads from person to person through coughing and sneezing, indirect contact by touching a contaminated object or surface, and close contact including handshakes, hugging and kissing.

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“The symptoms include fever and cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose and difficulty in breathing. Other symptoms may include body-ache, headache, fatigue, chills, diarrhea and vomiting, and blood-stained sputum,” it said.

The advisory also said that children with mild illness but with predisposing risk factors, pregnant women, persons aged 65 years or older, patients with lung diseases, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, blood disorders, diabetes, neurological disorders, cancer and HIV/AIDS, patients on long-term cortisone therapy are under the high-risk group. (IANS)

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