Published: Sat, February 02, 2019
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

No, Septilin Will Not Help Combat or Treat Swine Flu

No, Septilin Will Not Help Combat or Treat Swine Flu

However, not all are as lucky as Mr Shah when it comes to the promptness and quality of treatment received.

According to a report released by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, which works under the country's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Delhi has witnessed an alarming rise in the number of swine flu cases this year, with 532 people diagnosed with the disease so far at various hospitals. The strain originated in pigs, but is now a human disease with symptoms similar to those of a seasonal flu. Other schools have sent out advisories to parents concerning the spread of the disease. A 28-year-old man from Upleta, a woman (45) from Savarkundla, a 70-year-old man from Babra and 40-year-old man of Kalawad in Rajkot tested positive for the H1N1 virus.

With the number of swine flu cases soaring to 617 in the city, Delhi's health department has directed all hospitals to procure logistics required to ensure the continuous supply of medicine, vaccine and kits.

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

Punjab has reported 27 deaths and 188 swine flu cases, Haryana, eight deaths and 388 cases, Maharashtra, 12 deaths and 96 cases, Uttar Pradesh, 4 deaths and 215 cases while Kerala has reported 3 deaths and 100 cases so far.

Ahmedabad continues to record the highest numbers with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation area reporting 10 cases and Ahmedabad rural reporting one case on Monday. "Though RML and Safdarjung are Centre-run hospitals, they submit their data to the Delhi government".

"The symptoms include fever and cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, difficulty in breathing".

Thanks to the weather, public health experts said the seasonal swine flu H1N1 could continue to hold its sway for a few more weeks, which was expected to put a lot of pressure on healthcare institutions. Please shed the myth - you can't catch swine flu from eating pork.

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