Swine flu toll in Telangana rises to 49

 Three more people have died of swine flu in Telangana, taking the toll to 49, officials said on Friday.

IANS| Last Updated: Feb 20, 2015, 18:18 PM IST

Hyderabad: Three more people have died of swine flu in Telangana, taking the toll to 49, officials said on Friday.

According to a health department bulletin issued Friday, 78 samples were tested for the H1N1 virus on Thursday and out of them, 24 were found positive.

The authorities have screened 3,649 samples since Jan 1, and out of them 1,186 have been found positive.

The health department, however, claimed that the number of swine flu cases was on the decline since the last six days.

Officials said enough medicines have been made available at all teaching, district and area hospitals.

They advised people to take all precautions and approach the nearest hospital following the first symptoms of swine flu like high fever, sneezing, cough and body pain.