44 cases of swine flu reported from Gurugram
GURUGRAM: The fear of rapid spread of swine flu does not seem to ebb in Gurugram, with the District Health department confirming that there have been 44 suspected cases recently reported.
Officials did add that none of them tested positive. Taking a contrarian position, however, are the private hospitals, which highlights that there are a large numbers of patients who are being treated for H1N1 virus.
Recent incidents of swine flu cases being reported from Gurugram has now become a major health challenge. The infection has made a strong comeback in the city after a gap of almost two years.
The youngest patient to have been diagnosed with the infection is a seven-month-old.
Though it has not officially been confirmed, Gurugram seems to be taking the lead in the number of swine flu cases among the districts of Haryana.
According to medical experts. swine flu, considered to be highly contagious, can also death in certain situations.
"After a long time, swine flu infection has again started affecting the residents of Gurugram. People must not panic and should wash their hands regularly so that the infection does not spread. People must avoid consuming contaminated food and water and they must use handkerchief before sneezing, "said Dr BK Rajora, Chief Medical Officer of Civil Hospital.
Not only swine flu, even dengue seems to be tightening its grip on the Millennium City.
In the latest figures from the Public Health department, there are 16 confirmed and 84 suspected cases of dengue.
"On our part we are leaving no stone unturned in making people aware of how diseases like Dengue and Swine Flu are spread," said Dr Rajora.