Odisha swine flu toll mounts to 16

Swine flu spurts in Delhi

Swine flu spurts in Delhi

The total number of cases till August 13 this year stands at 1,307, more than six times the corresponding period of 2016.

The alarming spike in the number of swine flu cases in the city has woken up AMC to the gravity of the situation.

A suspected H1N1 virus also called Swine flu affected patient has been admitted at a private nursing home in Siliguri.

In a review meeting held on Friday, officials from Delhi health department said their counterparts in the Centre that the city has sufficient training and stocks of medicines to tackle the cases of swine flu. In the past 24 hours on Saturday, 114 cases of swine flu were detected and 4 deaths were reported in the city. "Individuals ought not freeze in the event that they endure typical viral contamination". The high-risk groups include people with heart diseases, diabetics and kidney patients, senior citizen's, pregnant women and children below eight years of age. However, they cautioned against unguarded use as it could reduce one's immunity.Authorities said the tablet is available for free at government-run hospitals on prescription of a doctor.

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Amid reports that medical stores are running out of Tamiflu medicines with the H1N1 cases increasing with each passing day, government and medical store owners assured on Friday that enough stock of the medicine is available.

The Health Minister said that in Delhi satisfactory offices for treatment are accessible.

"Though Swine flu is not so unsafe than other influenza virus B and H3N2 but the nursing home administration has been instructed to keep the patient in isolation ward and maintain hygienic environment", said Dr Biswas.

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