Hyderabad: Amidst Corona virus concerns in the city, three police constables have now tested positive for swine flu. While nine constables from Petlaburj near Old City showed symptoms of it, three tested positive on 3 March. They have been admitted to Chest Hospital in Erragadda.
There were more than 150 swine flu cases in the city from December to the end of February. In January alone, 43 cases were reported. According to health officials, the spread of the virus will slow down once the temperatures rise.
Pregnant women, children, and elderly people are the most vulnerable. The swine flu virus usually becomes active with a dip in temperature and symptoms include fever, body pain, cough, and sore throat among others. The H1N1 flu, also known as swine flu, is one of the seasonal viruses that spreads when temperatures are low. While the symptoms of the disease are the same as the common cold, people with a history of illness and low immunity are at a greater risk.
Swine flu, which is highly contagious, spreads through saliva and mucus. It can be transmitted to people through sneezing, coughing, or touching a germ-covered surface and then touching their eyes or nose.