It’s shocking to the people of Chandigarh to know that UT recorded its first case of death due to Swine Flu (H1N1). With the commencement of monsoon season, Chandigarh also received its first patient who succumbed to death due to H1N1 virus of Swine Flu. The victim was a 42-year-old Shyam Verma, who breathed his last at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, yesterday. Chandigarh by far has recorded four more cases of Swine Flu in the UT and are now become vigilant to fight against the H1N1 virus.
First swine flu (H1N1) death in Chandigarh
Terrified by the case of first swine flu death, the Chandigarh health department has come up with an initiative to go door-to door inspecting the house and people staying in them all across the city beautiful to spot any swine flu patient.
As per the sources, the patient who died due to Swine Flu was diagnosed with the H1N1 virus. He was a frequent traveller to Pathankot and Mukerian, from where he had supposedly got the infection. The Chandigarh Health Department has now issued alert to its unit working on the ground levels to strongly look into the source, where the virus of H1N1 has travelled from. All the Swine Flu infected patients of Chandigarh are admitted to the PGIMER for about a week ago and their families who were in the contact of these H1N1 infected patients are also given prophylactic treatment.
What is H1N1 Swine Flu & its symptoms
Swine flu is a respiratory disease spread by a virus called H1N1. Patients who come in contact with the H1N1 virus will start showing the symptoms of high fever, sore throat, coughing, stuffy or a runny nose, fatigue or body ache.
Health Advisory for Chandigarh people to stay safe from Swine flu
To the people of Chandigarh and nearby areas, it is advisable not to be part of large social gatherings. People suffering from a sore throat and fever must immediately reach out for medical assistance for the treatment. Eat healthy food, take proper rest, stay hygienic, abstain yourself from sneezing or coughing in public without covering your mouth.