Swine Flu Claims Two More Lives in Telangana as Toll Rises to 41

Published: 06th February 2015 06:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th February 2015 06:58 PM   |  A+A-


HYDERABAD: Swine flu continues to claim lives in Telangana with two more people succumbing at a hospital here since Thursday.

Government-run Gandhi Hospital, which is the state nodal centre for swine flu, reported two more deaths.

With this the toll due to swine flu rose to 41 since Jan 1, officials said.

According to a bulletin by the health department Friday, 89 samples were tested for H1N1 virus Thursday and out of them, 20 were found positive.

The authorities screened 2,212 samples since Jan 1 and out of them, 738 were found positive.

The health department, however, claimed that the number of swine flu cases is on decline for last six days.

Officials said enough stocks of medicines have been made available at all teaching, district and area hospitals.

They advised people to take all precautions and approach the nearest hospital on the first symptoms of swine flu like high fever, sneezing, cough and body pain.

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