Published: Sat, February 02, 2019
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Swine Flu Death Toll Rises; Rajasthan Worst-Affected

Swine Flu Death Toll Rises; Rajasthan Worst-Affected

However, there have been instances in the past years in Hyderabad when even in January there have been spurt in cases of swine flu across the State.

What is the fuss all about?

He urged for taking preventive measures for prevention from swine flu. Pigs transmit influenza viruses to people - mainly to hog farmers and veterinarians - and less often, the flu passes the infection to others.

A state health spokesman revealed more than 8,700 people were screened for H1N1 this year, and 1,976 had tested positive by Tuesday. However, in August 2010, World Health Organization declared the pandemic over. N95 masks were available at PIMS while Executive Director Dr Raja Amjad Mehmood had provided swine flu vaccines to all doctors and hospital staff free of cost, he added.

This month, the highest number of cases have been reported from Rajasthan - 1,856 cases and 72 deaths till January 27, according to data from the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme.

He said the swine flu, which was also called H1N1 influenza, was caused by H1N1 influenza virus, a subtype of influenza A virus.

Colder weather has worsened the seasonal outbreak of the H1N1 virus, with Rajasthan recording more than a third of all swine flu deaths in India, officials said.


Delhi government also has issued an advisory in view of the rising cases of swine flu.

Delhi: Run by the state government or Centre? . Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma said the government has chose to make arrangements for swine flu testing in five new medical colleges, PTI reported. Delhi reported 18 deaths and 532 cases of H1N1 virus infection by Wednesday. No death has been reported in the national capital so far, he said.

Punjab has reported 27 deaths and 174 cases, followed by Haryana which recorded eight deaths and 372 cases.

As many as 24 cases were reported by the department on Monday.

Its symptoms included flu, cough, sore throat, fever, headache, body pain, diarrhea and vomiting, he said, adding some patients suffered from acute respiratory distress and needed ventilatory support.

Wash your hands with soap, contain those coughs and sneezes, and stay safe! Please shed the myth - you can't catch swine flu from eating pork.

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