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Swine flu claims 25 lives so far in the State
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Swine flu claims 25 lives so far in the State

15 nursing students admitted in Gandhi Hospital


The rampant Swine flu in the State has come to an alarming state with the detection of ten new cases. With this, the total number of swine flu affected has gone up to 33 during the last one week. The total number of registered swine flu cases so far in the State from January last till date have gone to 225. Sources reveal that swine flu has claimed 25 lives in the State.

On Thursday, fifteen nursing students were admitted in Gandhi Hospital with the symptoms of swine flu and the medical staff are under the grip of fear getting affected with the menace. The State Swine Flu Co-ordinator Subhakar said that six patients are undergoing treatment on ventilators and 18 cases of swine flu detected only on Thursday. In Nalgonda district, the swine flu claimed two persons. One P Ravi of Narsingpeta in Athmakur mandal and M Komaraiah of Raghavapuram in Mothe mandal reportedly died of swine flue while undergoing treatment at different hospitals in Hyderabad on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

In Visakhapatnam, the District Nodal Officer LSBH Devi informed on Thursday that two more patients tested positive for swine flu in the district. A 48 old man working in Vizianagaram district who is undergoing treatment at a private hospital since July 31 tested positive and a women employee of Visakhapatnam Port Trust's hospital tested positive. She was admitted in a corporate hospital on August 2 and had undergone kidney transplantation and is a diabetic with cardiac problem too. She said that so far nine patients tested positive for swine flu in the district since July 14. Three patients undergoing treatment for swine flu at the Government Hospital for Chest and Communicable Diseases are progressing and would be discharge in a couple of days said Dr Devi.

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