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Winter can intensify swine flu threat

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The general public in the city is probably witnessing the worst season in terms of seasonal diseases like viral fevers, acute diarrhoeal diseases, gastro, dengue and even chikungunya, not to mention the swine flu which has claimed four lives.

Just when things started to ease off after the cholera outbreak in Musheerabad, swine flu cases started to trickle. Initially, swine flu positive cases were reported from travellers who came to Hyderabad from countries where the flu was rampant. These days, the virus has become fully localised. Then the rain brought more seasonal ailments. Public should be careful as experts warn that winter could increase the severity of swine flu virus.

M. SAI GOPAL


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