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Rising Number of Swine Flu Cases has Citizens Worried

People wearing masks wait in a queue for a H1N1 flu screening at a hospital in New Delhi August 11, 2009. Schools, malls and cinema halls in some cities in western India have shut and Bollywood shoots cancelled as the toll from the H1N1 pandemic rose to eight. More than 850 have so far tested positive for the virus, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said, with about 340 still undergoing treatment and the rest discharged from hospitals. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIA HEALTH) Representative image

Hyderabad: The rising number of swine flu cases in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh has citizens worried. In 2017 alone, 15 people have reportedly died suffering from swine flu, while more than 464 other cases of swine flu have been reported in Telangana.

Hyderabad has been the worst affected city, reporting close to 200 cases in the past two months. Patients with swine flu symptoms from various districts continue flocking the government hospitals in the city. Special wards have been created in governments hospitals to treat patients suffering from swine flu.

Telangana, however, is not the only state afflicted with Swine flu. Neighbouring Andhra Pradesh has been a witness to the death of 11 people, who died due to swine flu.

In the last two months, 93 cases of swine flu have been reported from Andhra Pradesh with 44 cases alone from the Chittoor district.

The doctors have advised people to take precautionary measures like avoiding crowded places, washing hands properly and using sanitizers, covering nose and mouth, while sneezing etc.

Both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh state government say there is no need to panic as health department is taking all the necessary measures.

First Published: February 17, 2017, 6:06 PM IST