Last week, authorities had said that swine flu cases were being reported in Hyderabad again, as temperatures had gone down.

23-year-old pregnant woman succumbs to swine flu in Hyderabads Gandhi HospitalFile photo: Nitin B
news Health Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 08:49

A 23-year-old pregnant woman died due to complications resulting from swine flu at Hyderabad's Gandhi Hospital on Saturday.

The woman was identified as Bhavani Siripuram, a resident of Maheshwaram village of Warangal district. 

She was admitted to the hospital on July 26, when she was already seven months pregnant, and began showing symptoms of the disease. 

Reporting that Bhavani was the third swine flu casualty reported since January this year, the Times of India quoted Dr Shravan, Superintendent, Gandhi Hospital, saying, "The woman was brought to the facility with symptoms of swine flu such as shivering, high temperature and breathlessness.She was referred to us by Aware Global Hospitals in the city where she was undergoing treatment."

Meanwhile, two other people who tested positive for swine flu cases were also admitted at the hospital. 

Telangana Today reported that Thimmappa (60) and Lalitha (40) were undergoing treatment at the hospital, and their condition was said to be critical. 

Last week, authorities had said that swine flu cases were being reported in the city again, as the temperature had gone down.

Swine flu is an infection caused by one of several Swine Influenza Viruses (SIV), with the H1N1 strain being the most common in India and Telangana.

The H1N1 virus spreads when you touch an infected surface or breathe droplets of coughs and sneezes that are in the air. 

The symptoms are the same as the seasonal flu, also known as viral fever. They include cough, sore throat, and body aches. Young children, pregnant women, and older adults are more likely to develop complications.

The state-run Gandhi Hospital, is the nodal centre to treat swine flu patients in Hyderabad.

The nodal agency for testing and confirming swine flu virus for AP and Telangana is the Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPM). 


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