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27 swineflu cases detected in Telangana

Swine Flu

Hyderabad: As many as 27 people have tested positive for the H1N1 virus in Telangana and are presently undergoing treatment at the Gandhi Hospital here while 35 cases are under observation for suspected influenza.

Dr K Narasimhulu, coordinator for swineflu at Gandhi Hospital, said they have received four fresh cases of swineflu today from various private hospitals.

“Till yesterday, we had 23 patients undergoing treatment in our hospital. We have received four more cases today. At the same time, 35 suspected cases including 10 children are under observation,” Narasimhulu said.

So far, seven persons have succumbed to the deadly disease in Telangana since January 1 this year, the official said.

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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