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Monday, October 21, 2013

India, Hyderabad : Six test positive for swine flu; 1 in ICU

Article via Times of India :

 Six confirmed cases of swine flu have been reported in Mahbubnagar district in the past one week.

While two patients were admitted in Gandhi hospital in Hyderabad, a 45-year-old woman was admitted in the ICU. The first swine flu case in the season was reported at  Thudukurthy village of Nagarkurnool mandal in Mahbubnagar district a week ago. 

Following this, five more cases were reported from the village in the last three days including that of a government doctor. Confirming this, Mahbubnagar District Medical and Health Officer Dr Rukminamma said two people had tested positive for swine flu.

"We have sent samples and expect a lab report. We have been constantly monitoring the situation in the district and there is no cause for alarm at this stage. Some patients have been admitted to Nagarkurnool and Mahbubnagar hospitals," Dr Rukminamma observed.Swine flu virus is not endemic to the area. 

Hospitals in Mahbubnagar district are now well-equipped to tackle swine flu cases."

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