Andhra MP Kothapalli Geetha contracts swine flu

 Kothapalli Geetha, a member of parliament in Andhra Pradesh, has been diagnosed with swine flu, officials said Monday.

PTI| Updated: Feb 02, 2015, 10:59 AM IST

Hyderabad: Kothapalli Geetha, a member of parliament in Andhra Pradesh, has been diagnosed with swine flu, officials said Monday.

The MP from Araku is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Visakhapatnam.

She was admitted four days ago with breathing problem. Her blood sample was sent to Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPM) in Hyderabad and it tested positive for H1N1 virus.

Doctors said the condition of Geetha is stable and she would be discharged in a couple of days.

Geetha was elected as YSR Congress party candidate but later declared support to Telugu Desam Party.

Swine flu claimed four lives in Andhra Pradesh during January. About 30 positive cases were reported from different parts of the state.