India sees alarming increase in swine flu cases

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Swine flu caused global panic during last flu season.  World Health Organization declared that swine flu is over, but some countries have already been attacked by the deadly H1N1 swine flu virus and some have predicted that it is on the way.

Swine flu a major health challenge for India
India confirmed today that the swine flu toll in the New Delhi has reached 30 with total 926 positive cases. Delhi is the second state who has the highest number of deaths and confirmed cases of swine flu in India. It is concerning for the health authorities and the world as Delhi is hosting commonwealth games in October.  Already health officials in Delhi are trying to curb dengue fever.

Other states data is as follows-

  • Maharashtra- Swine flu is at its worst ever in Maharashtra with as many as 50 deaths. According to the health ministry, 335 cases of H1N1 were reported from the state.
  • Karnataka has not reported any death cases but the number of cases spurts to 300.
  • Andhra Pradesh has reported four deaths and 80 cases so far
  • Tamil Nadu had 41 cases
  • Kerala found six cases
  • Gujarat. Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Orissa were the other badly affected states. They have confirmed six deaths and 71 cases.

Swine Flu on its way back to New Zealand

New Zealand and Australia...



are also worried about the H1N1 swine flu virus; they are predicting that flu is again going to hit the region soon.

Alan Hampson, who is the Chairman of the Influenza Specialists Group, says that in the past three weeks there has been a rise of the influenza cases in New Zealand. He also said that the threat still exists and people need to be very careful.

New Zealand Government confirmed as many as 609 hospitalization cases so far; 14 people are being treated in the intensive care unit and 16 have died because of this deadly virus.

Australia is also under the threat of swine flu. It is said that each year as many as 3,500 Australians die from influenza-related diseases.

People who are above 65 years are more vulnerable to this virus. Heart patients, pregnant women, diabetic patients, and people suffering from lung and kidney diseases are also the easy targets for swine flu virus.

Don’t delay and get the vaccination as early as possible to protect yourself and your family from deadly H1N1 swine flu.

Source: Sify.com; topnews

 

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