Three more die of swine flu in Telangana; toll at 45
Three fresh swine flu deaths and 23 positive cases have been reported in Telangana, a bulletin on the viral disease issued by the state government said here Friday.
Hyderabad: Three fresh swine flu deaths and 23 positive cases have been reported in Telangana, a bulletin on the viral disease issued by the state government said here Friday.
"From January 1 till February 12, 2,938 samples have been tested out of which 969 were found to be positive and number of deaths because of other complications and swine flu are 45," the bulletin said.
According to the bulletin issued yesterday, 42 deaths had been reported till February 11.
It said 53 samples were tested yesterday and 23 were found to be positive for the virus.
The number of positive cases reported in the last six days (up to February 12) is showing a decline in intensity. "The figures are 30, 33, 49, 27, 39 and 23," the bulletin said.
However, the citizens are advised to take precautions and report to a hospital on appearance of the first symptoms of the virus like high fever, sneezing, cough and body pain, it said.
Sufficient stock of medicines is available at all teaching hospitals, district hospitals and area hospitals, the bulletin said, adding there are enough testing kits and kits for Viral Transport Medium (VTM).
Homoeopathy doctors have advised that homeo medicine can also be taken as a preventive measure under guidance of homeopathy doctor.
Medicines are available free of cost at Government Homeo Hospital, Ramanthapur in the city and all AYUSH dispensaries.