Three die of suspected swine flu in Hyderabad

The toll has reached 13 in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in this year

By Jyotsna Singh
Published: Saturday 20 December 2014

image Chances of spread of swine flu have increased in India. Three people have died and more than a dozen hospitalised over the last one week of what doctors believe to be swine flu. The deaths have been reported from Hyderabad’s Gandhi Medical College and Hospital.

People approached hospital with complaint of cold, fever and headaches. These are symptoms of most forms of flu, but the severity of infection suggests H1N1 swine flu infection. However, doctors and administration are waiting results of lab reports to confirm the reason.

Thirteen people have died this year on account of swine flu in states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad is the common capital of both the states.

In 2009, swine flu killed more than 2,000 people when it became a global pandemic. Since then deaths on this scale have not been reported. 

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