More than 3,000 samples have been tested since August 1 last year.

Swine flu spreads further in Telangana 25 new positive cases reportedImage for representation
news Swine Flu Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 09:46

Even as Telangana has been battling swine flu, 25 new samples tested positive in the state. This came after the state government  issued a bulletin in Hyderabad on Saturday, which stated that 68 samples were tested in total.

A report in PTI also quoted the bulletin as saying that no death was reported on Friday.

Recently, swine flu claimed the life of a two-year-old girl at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad.

It was earlier reported that the Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPM) has detected as many as 130 positive cases since January 1. More than 3,000 samples have been tested since August 1 last year out of which 222 were tested positive, excluding the 25 cases that were just reported.

Most of the deaths this month, were reported from Hyderabad's Gandhi Hospital, the state's nodal centre for swine flu.

Dr JV Reddy, Superintendent of Gandhi hospital attributed this to the cold wave that recently hit Hyderabad and the state, with temperatures in the first week of January falling to single digits.

"Usually, we get more cases during the winter and when it is cloudy. Since the winter was slightly more severe this year, we are expecting cases till February end, following which we might see a sharp dip, before it fizzles out," he had told TNM earlier.

Read: 222 and counting: Telangana struggles with fresh inflow of swine flu cases every day

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