AP, Telangana in the grip of Swine Flu, 173 cases till date
AP, Telangana in The Grip of Swine Flu, 173 Cases Till Date. Hyderabad, Swine flu coordinator for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, K. Subhakar on Wednesday said that in 2015, 173 cases of Swine Flu have been registered in both the states.
Hyderabad, Swine flu coordinator for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, K. Subhakar on Wednesday said that in 2015, 173 cases of Swine Flu have been registered in both the states.
"In 2015, 173 cases have been registered of the both states, 169 cases in Telengana and four 4 in Andhra Pradesh. This year seven deaths have been registered in Telengana while few cases are registered in just the symptoms," said Dr. Subhakar, the state coordinator of Swine Flu.
"The first case was registered in 2009 in Hyderabad in India; 2009-2010 was a hectic season. Almost 1,000 cases were reported in an year in the undivided state at that time. Although, it was declared that it is over in 2010 but the virus is still there," he added.
The doctor also assured that each patient showing signs of swine flu is being observed for treatment.
"We are checking each and every patient. The government has also made all the arrangements to control the disease," he added.
Meanwhile, earlier this month a total of 105 cases were reported in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Swine flu is caused by the H1N1 virus. H1N1 symptoms are similar to those produced by other influenza viruses - fever, cough, sore throat, body aches and respiratory problems.
Doctors say children, elderly people and those suffering from respiratory problems are highly susceptible to the virus.
The 2009 global outbreak of swine flu, or H1N1, claimed over 17,000 lives including 2,725 in India between May 2009 and November 2010.
In New Delhi, three people have died of the virus this year from around 30 cases reported.