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Two more people died due to swine flu

Fri 09th Oct 2009 09:26 AM
Two more  people died due to swine flu
Two more people died due to swine flu

Hyderabad, Sept 29 :

Two more  persons  die of swine  flue : toll reaches 50

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The Swine Flu pandemic in Hyderabad is   showing  some  encouraging signs of containment, even as two persons  died in the  city  taking  the toll to 50 in the state. The  two persons  died  in Gandhi  Hospital on Tuesday while undergoing treatment.

Of the 120 samples tested in the last 48 hours, only 19 persons tested positive, which is heartening, given the fact that usually 60 per cent of the samples used to be H1N1 positive.

“The number of patients  being  tested  for Swine Flu positive is  decreasing  day by day.  If the  number comes  down  drastically  then we  can  heave a sigh of  relief that   Swine Flu  has  been contained,’’ according to  Dr  K Subhakar  the  mediclal officer  in charge  of the  swine  flue cases.

According to  the  health officials,  the outpatient wing at Gandhi and Osmania General Hospitals have received less number of patients in the last 48 hours. “This could be due to Dasara festival. There is not  much  severity in  critical cases too. At Chest Hospital, there are no patients on ventilator support,” informed District Medical and Health Officer (DM&HO) Dr. Ch. Jaya Kumari.

Meanwhile, the district health officials  s are launching a mega health camp and an awareness rally on Swine Flu in Secunderabad on October 1. During  this  rally patients  for  swine  flu  will be screened   and  medicines   will also  be  distributed.

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