"In the current year, from January 1 till February 8, all together 2,542 samples have been tested, out of which 831 found to be positive and number of deaths because of other complications and swine flu are 42," a bulletin on swine flu issued by the state government said on Monday.

It said 99 samples were tested on Sunday and 33 have been found to be positive for the virus. The number of positive cases reported in the last six days (up to February 8) is showing a decline in intensity.

"The figures are 18, 32, 20, 30 and 33," it said. However, the citizens have been advised to take precautions and must report to a hospital on the first symptoms of swine flu, like high fever, sneezing, cough and body pains, it said.
Enough stock of medicines are available at all teaching hospitals, district hospitals and area hospitals, the bulletin said, adding, there are enough testing kits and kits for Viral Transport Medium (VTM).

Homoeopathy doctors have advised that homeo medicine can also be taken as a preventive measure under guidance of homoeopathy doctors.
Medicines are available free of cost at Government Homeo Hospital, Ramanthapur in the city and all AYUSH dispensaries.

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