Two New Cases of Swine Flu in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh

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Two New Cases of Swine Flu in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh

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Hyderabad:  Two women, one each from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, were found infected with swine flu on Thursday, a health department official said.

"A woman from Kadapa in AP and another woman from Telangana tested positive for swine flu," said Dr K Subhakar, the nodal officer for the disease in Hyderabad.

In 2014, 88 cases of swine flu were reported in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh together; of them 22 cases were reported in the last week of December alone.

Around 10 persons reportedly died of swine flu last year.

Noting that swine flu is not a life-threatening disease for healthy people, P Sambasiva Rao, Director of Health of Telangana, had said that the government had taken various steps for checking the spread of the disease.


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