Visakhapatnam: With temperatures remaining cool, 26 more cases of swine flu have been reported from Andhra Pradesh, with two people succumbing to the virus.
Provincial Minister for Information and Public Relations (I-PR) Palle Raghunatha Reddy said that the government was monitoring the situation in Visakhapatnam.
"In Andhra Pradesh, the viral disease swine flu has extended all over the 13 districts of the state, of which 49 cases were reported. Around 26 cases are positive and two deaths have occurred. In order to prevent all these disease we are taking many steps," he said.
Reddy added that the government had taken various steps to check the spread of the virus and the awareness campaign for the swine flu had been increased.
The minister also said a state-level cabinet meeting of medical officials and doctors was held at King George Hospital of Visakhapatnam.
Swine flu is caused by H1N1 virus. H1N1 symptoms are similar to those produced by other influenza viruses - fever, cough, sore throat, body aches and respiratory problems.
Symptoms for swine flu include high fever, headache, muscle pain, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach pain and internal and external bleeding. It is transmitted to people primarily from ticks and livestock animals with an incubation period of up to nine days. Human-to-human transmission takes up to two weeks.