Swine flu (H1N1) cases in Chandigarh are on a rise. With two fresh cases, the toll of Swine flu (H1N1) cases in Chandigarh has gone up to six. Recently a 42-year-old Chandigarh resident was diagnosed with swine flu positive and later he died at PGI in Sector 12 Chandigarh. Two fresh cases of swine flu have been recorded yesterday at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) and this news have increased the panic among the city residents.
First Swine Flu death in Chandigarh
The first case of Swine Flu in Chandigarh was reported a few days back. 42-year-old Shyam Verma, a resident of Sector 37 Chandigarh was diagnosed with swine flu positive and later died at the PGI. Shyam Verma’s death was first swine flu death of the season in the city beautiful Chandigarh. Since the first swine flu death in Chandigarh, the toll has gone up to six. After the news of the first Swine Flu death spread in the city, panic broke out amid residents. This being the first death of the season in Chandigarh due to Swine Flu, the first Swine Flu (H1N1) case was registered last month. A one-and-a-half-year-old girl had tested Swine Flu (H1N1) positive which became the first Swine Flu case in Chandigarh.
Precautionary measures to fight Swine Flu in Chandigarh
After the detection of increasing Swine Flu cases in Chandigarh, it was reported that fresh guidelines had been issued by the Health officials directing the city hospitals to remain alert for Swine Flu cases in Chandigarh. As a precautionary measure, the Chandigarh Health Department has launched a house-to-house inspection campaign across Chandigarh for the detection of Swine Flu as well as to aware people of the Swine Flu.
It is always said that prevention is always better than cure. To prevent Swine Flu one must not rely on a face mask as the only protection. Washing hands often can keep Swine Flu away. Covering mouth and nose with a tissue while coughing or sneezing can prevent Swine Flu. If you haven’t washed your hands avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes. Stay at a safe distance of at least 6-feet away from people with flu-like illness. Last but not the least, if one detects flu-like symptoms, especially fever, it is advised that he/she must avoid others for at least 24 hours.
Some visible symptoms of Swine Flue
The contagious Swine flu (H1N1) is a respiratory disease and is similar to most influenza infections. Some of the symptoms of Swine Flu in humans include: Fever (100 F or greater), nasal secretions, sore throat, continuous cough, severe headache, body ache, fatigue and restlessness. The incubation period for Swine Flu is about two to four days and it may also result in decreased appetite.
Source: Indian Express