Swine Flu rising high in Telangana, 496 H1N1 cases registered in 2019

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New Delhi : The H1N1 virus is spreading like wildfire in Telangana state. Close to 496 people have been tested positive with Swine flu influenza in 2019. 

Dr. K Shankar, Director, Government Institute of Preventive Medicine, IPM shared details of the swine flu cases in the state that were registered in the month of January 2019. Till now, they have tested 1657 swine flu samples from across the Telangana state in which 307 turned swine flu positive.

The health expert added that in February till today they have tested 1108 swine flu samples and in which 189 turned swine flu positive. A total of 496 cases reported until now in this year.  Also, he said that the rise in the number of cases could be attributed to fluctuating temperatures among other reasons.

Dr. Shankar said that in this season swine flu is still persisting probably due to fluctuations in the temperature. Mortality is less compared to the other states but the spread of the disease is more. Therefore, the public should take more precautions and measures to prevent themselves from swine flu.

About Swine Flu

Swine flu is an infection caused by one of several swine influenza viruses, also known as SIV. Experts say that H1N1 strain is the most common across the country. H1N1 virus spreads when an individual breathes droplets of coughs and sneezes that are in the air or touches an infected person.