Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Three die of swine flu in Hyderabad; toll rises to 10 this year

Hyderabad: Three more deaths due to swine flu have been reported in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

So far, ten persons have succumbed to the deadly disease in Telangana. Out of the three patients who died, two of the patents were being treated at Osmania Hospital and one of them died undergoing treatment at Gandhi Hospital.

As many as 185 people have tested positive for the deadly H1N1 virus.

Health officials here maintained that swineflu disease this year is not as virulent as it was in 2009 but high risk groups (those suffering from different serious ailments and low immunity) need to remain alert.

In 2014, 88 cases of swineflu were reported in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Last year, 11 people reportedly died of the disease.

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