At least 496 people tested positive of swine flu in Telangana: IPM director

Updated:1 month ago IST

Hyderabad (Telangana), Feb 20 (ANI): The state of Telangana is witnessing an alarming rise in the number of swine flu cases, with at least 496 people testing positive for the infectious seasonal influenza so far this year. Sharing details of the swine flu cases in the state, Dr K Shankar, Director, Government Institute of Preventive Medicine, IPM told ANI, "In January month of 2019 we have tested 1657 Swine flu samples from across the Telangana state in which 307 turned Swine Flu positive. "And in February till today we have tested 1108 Swine Flu samples and in which 189 turned Swine Flu positive. A total of 496 cases reported till now in this year," he said.

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