A day after the Centre issued a swine flu alert, two swine-flu
cases were registered in Hyderabad on Sunday. According to sources, a 25-year-old pregnant woman
and a 17-month-old child test positive for H1N1
Patients with swine were admitted to join Gandhi Hospital in
the city, as it is the only government-run hospital that has an Isolation Ward
and other facilities for treating the deadly disease.
The infant hailing from Ramgopalpet in Secunderabad was diagnosed with swine
flu while undergoing treatment at a private hospital. The pregnant woman named
Shashikala, is a resident of ECIL Crossroads and she was tested positive on
"Ten cases have been registered in the current year, apart
from the two currently being treated at the swine flu Isolation Ward. Three of
the patients had died and seven of them were discharged after successful
treatment," said Dr. Narasimhulu, nodal officer at Gandhi Hospital.
Dr. Narasimhulu warned people to be careful when they visited places of mass
congregations like Tirupati and Sabarimala. He cautioned people to observe
cleanliness and also ensure hygiene in their surroundings.
"As the first two weeks of January are going to be chilly, people are advised
to take precautions. Swine flu virus HI NI spreads easily in cold conditions,"