The Hyderabad city is witnessing a surge in pneumonia and influenza cases with over 1,000 patients visiting government hospitals every day this month.

After a recent spike in conjunctivitis (eye infection) cases, many cases of respiratory infections are becoming a cause of concern. While dengue cases are declining, cases of viral pneumonia, with patients showing symptoms like cough, fever, chills and shortness of breath, are being reported at hospitals in Hyderabad.

Moreover, a few cases of bacterial pneumonia, where patients suffered severe cough and mucus filling up their lungs are also surfacing. The patients also complain of abdominal pain and vomiting, which requires hospitalisation and oxygen support.