This comes a week after a 23-year-old pregnant woman died due to complications resulting from swine flu in Hyderabad.

Swine flu in Hyderabad 16-year-old boy succumbs second death in a weekImage for representation
news Health Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 08:18

In a tragic incident, a 16-year-old boy from Telangana succumbed to swine flu at Hyderabad's Gandhi Hospital, resulting in the second death in one week due to the disease.

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Dr JC Reddy, superintendent Gandhi Hospital said, “We have had three deaths due to swine flu in the month of July. The boy had been admitted in bad condition and he died within two days of admission despite medical care.”

This comes a week after a 23-year-old pregnant woman died due to complications resulting from swine flu at the same hospital.

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. 

Bhavani was the third swine flu casualty reported since January this year.

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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