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25 swine flu deaths in Telangana in January

Twenty-five people have succumbed to swine flu and related complications in Telangana this month, the state government said here Friday.

Hyderabad: Twenty-five people have succumbed to swine flu and related complications in Telangana this month, the state government said here Friday.

As of January 29, 1,472 samples of suspected infection cases were tested, of which 523 were positive for swine flu, the state health department said.

Yesterday itself 121 samples were tested and 35 were found to be positive for the H1N1 virus.

As per the statistics from 2009 onwards, the virus had weakened and severity of infection had come down, it said, adding that enough stock of medicines was available at all the hospitals.

Asking people not to panic, it advised them to report to the doctor the symptoms such as high fever, sneezing, cough and body pain, and avoid going to crowded places.

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