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Swine Flu claims 16 lives in Telangana

Swine Flu claims 16 lives in Telangana

Hyderabad (Telangana), [India]: A total of 16 people have lost their lives due to swine flu and other complication in the state.

As per the statement issued by the state government, out of 4281 samples tested from August 1 2016 to February 9 2017, 413 were found positive of Swine Flu.

On February 9, 76 samples were tested out of which 19 were found effected by the H1N1 virus.

As per the government, sufficient stock of medicines is available in all Teaching, District and Area Hospital. Apart from this enough testing kits and kits for Viral Transport Medium (VTM) are also made available.

Citizens have been advised to take precautions to avoid getting infected from the H1N1 Flu.

Meanwhile, all the hospitals have also been advised to take all the steps to isolate suspected cases of flu.

Sixty-eight cases were tested for swine flu on February 3 and 25 of them came positive for the virus, a bulletin on swine flu issued by the state government said.

Meanwhile, the death toll in swine flu cases till now in Tamil Nadu is four.

Two new deaths were reported in the government hospital in Coimbatore earlier in the week. (ANI)