Friday, February 15, 2013

Swine Flu (H1N1) on a rise again in India
The Swine Flu - H1N1 Influenza virus, famous for its widespread pandemic in 2009, affected most parts of India once again. New cases have been reported from Delhi, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Gujrat, kerla and other states. It also have claimed many deaths till now.

" GANDHINAGAR: Swine flu casualties in the past few weeks in the state have baffled the state health department. Gujarat happens to be the third highest after Rajasthan and Maharashtra in case of total deaths registered because of swine flu in the country. The government claimed that the disease has already claimed 23 deaths in the past few weeks even as 82 patients are being treated in various hospitals."

"Rajasthan: On Friday three more people tested positive for the virus as there was a surge in demand for swine flu vaccine and tamilfu tablets to treat the influenza. 64 deaths have already been reported in the state with Jaipur alone has 20 people who’ve died in the last 45 days. Since December, 450 people have succumbed to the virus in the state. The numbers of cases of swine flu have increased this year compared to last year."

"Delhi: The Swine Flu caused another death in the Capital on Thursday. With this, the death toll has risen to five. A 27-year-old male patient admitted in Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital died on Thursday. Meanwhile, 37 new H1N1 positive cases have come under to light taking the number to 243.
The swine flu cases in the city crossed 200 mark on Wednesday with 52 new cases being reported by various hospitals and labs. The figure was highest of the season."

"Punjab & Haryana: Since Jan 1, the disease has claimed 48 lives in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh and the number of cases constantly rising.  ”In view of rising number of cases, what additional steps need to be taken and what guidelines need to be followed were discussed at a high-level meeting today. Though there has been a sudden spurt in cases this year, we are on alert and prepared to deal with the situation,” Punjab Health and Family Welfare Director Ashok Nayar said. The situation is being reviewed at a meeting of senior health officials and medical professionals from private and public colleges."

 "Maharashtra: Both Mumbai and Pune, particularly Pune where there was a high number of cases of H1N1 over the years have witnessed a return of the H1N1 virus and experts believe that the virus has become endemic in Pune now. Recently, two Mulund residents in Mumbai tested positive for the virus but it was revealed that they picked it up from Delhi. From 415 deaths in 2009-10 and 525 in 2010-11, the number of deaths had decreased in the 2011-12 to just 12. However, the disease has made a return with 126 in the 2012-2013 period. Since January, Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad has reported four deaths."

All the Healthcare workers are adviced from PrePG India team to take extra precautions at work. "Healthy Doctors, Means Healthy Country"

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