30 fresh cases of swine flu in Telangana, toll 46

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Hyderabad, Feb 18: Thirty fresh cases of swine flu have been reported in Telangana, where 46 people have succumbed to the H1N1 virus this year so far.

"In the current year from January 1 till February 17, 3469 samples have been tested, out of which 1128 found to be positive and number of deaths because of other complications and swine flu are 46," a bulletin on swine flu said here today.

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It said 124 samples were tested yesterday and 30 have been found positive for the virus. The number of positive cases reported in the last six days (up to February 17) is showing a decline in intensity.

"The figures are 27, 39, 23, 37, 25 and 30," it said. However, citizens are advised to take precautions and report to a hospital on appearance of the first symptoms of the virus like high fever, sneezing, cough and body pain, it said.

Sufficient stock of medicines is available at different hospitals and there are also enough testing kits, as per the bulletin. Homoeopathy doctors have advised that their medicines can be taken as a preventive measure under the guidance of a homoeopath.

PTI

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