Swine Flu in Hyderabad
School children hold a banner as they take part in a H1N1 flu, formerly known as the swine flu, awareness run in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad August 17, 2009. [Representational Image]Reuters File

Three people died of swine flu in Hyderabad on Wednesday, while eight more have been admitted to the hospital. Ten fresh cases of swine flu have been reported in the last 10 days.

Two of the three victims -- a 25-year-old mother who had recently delivered a baby and a 42-year-old man who was admitted in serious condition -- succumbed to the virus in state-run Gandhi Hospital. Both the patients were from Ranga Reddy district

The third patient died in Global Hospital after being shifted from KIMS Hospital, NDTV reported.

This year, 53 cases of swine flu has been reported and of these, 10 were reported within the last 10 days.

As the cases of swine flu have increased in Hyderabad in the last few days, doctors have advised people to be cautious and asked them to take care of their hygiene, diet and food habits to avoid contracting the virus.

People need to take care, specially during the winters as the virus stays longer in the atmosphere when the temperature is cold, Dr Subhakar said,

"The only reassurance is that there is no mutation in the virus. It is more virulent but vaccine is available," he added. 

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