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Positive Cases for Swine Flu Among Medical Students and Doctor

by Julia Samuel on January 24, 2015 at 10:45 AM

Positive Cases for Swine Flu Among Medical Students and Doctor
Fifty fresh swine flu cases reported on Friday, among which three were medicos taking the overall positive cases confirmed by Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPM) to 299 for this month.

The list was released by the IPM and a 19-year-old second year male MBBS student, a 25-year-old final year female MBBS student and a 40-year-old woman doctor were among those who tested positive for the H1N1 virus.
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The IPM tested 893 swab samples, out of which 299 cases were positive with a death toll of 13 in January.

Incidentally, this is the second time in January that the city recorded 50 positive cases in a single day, just three days after IPM confirmed the same number.
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According to doctors and healthcare experts, the swine flu strain identified in Telangna is different from its original H1N1 strand and the vaccinations are proving ineffective.

Moreover the cool breeze and dipping temperatures recorded never before have also added fuel to the spread of the disease in the state.

"Even if we take anti-flu vaccines now, it would not immediately protect us as the vaccines would take sometime in our bodies before we develop antibodies to fight H1N1. It is ironic that the health administration did not act earlier," said a junior doctor.

Source: Medindia
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