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18 Fresh Swine Flu Cases Reported in Telangana

File photo of people waiting in a queue for a H1N1 flu screening. Credit: Reuters

File photo of people waiting in a queue for a H1N1 flu screening. Credit: Reuters

Hyderabad: Eighteen fresh positive cases of swine flu have been reported in Telangana, where 13 people have succumbed to the H1N1 virus and other complications since August 1 last year.

Eighty-five cases were tested for swine flu on February 1, 18 of which came back positive, a bulletin on swine flu issued by the state government said on February 2.

It said 250 cases among 3,696 samples tested since August 1 last year were found positive for the virus.

No death was reported, it said.

The bulletin also said sufficient stock of medicines and testing kits were available in the state.

The bulletin advised citizens to take precautions upon first symptoms of swine flu like high fever, sneezing, cough and body pain.

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