June 17, 2009

Swine Flu in Jalandhar Under Control - No Need to Panic

There is no need to panic regarding swine flu in Jalandhar. 13 suspected cases reported so far mainly relate to students of Guru Amar Das Public School who had returned from an educational trip from abroad.Doctors from National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Delhi are helping local Govt. doctors in treating the patients who are in an isolation ward. Deputy Commissioner, Ajit Singh Pannu and Civil Surgeon Jalandhar Dr. S.S. Walia are holding regular meetings. People and Govt. staff has been asked to keep a special watch on those who have travelled from affected countries like USA, Mexico and Canada.

Swine Flu

Swine flu in an infection caused by H1N1 strain of virus which may have originated from pigs but has got compatible with humans. Swine flu spreads in humans through droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Symptoms of Swine Flu

Fever ; loss of appetite ; cough ; running nose ; sore throat ; nausea or diarrhoea.

Swine flu victims responds well to the anti viral drug OSELTAMIVIR

Helpline Tel. No.s

Jalandhar - 09814090818

Govt. of India ( NewDelhi )-011-23921401


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