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Five more suspected cases of swine flu reported

Five more suspected cases of swine flu reported

Gurugram: The threat of swine flu looms in Gurugram with five suspected cases of swine flu. With this, there have 20 suspected cases of swine flu that have been reported.

While the increase in cases of viral infection has became a major challenge to health officials, all the cases that have presently came to fore are not of severe category, mentioned the doctors.

Taking note of the rapid spread of the infection, the District Health Department officials have announced of measures like having separate wards for the patient where they will be isolated from rest of the patients

According to medical experts, Swine flu that is considered to be a highly contagious infection and therefore there is a fear that the disease can spread quickly. Taking cognisance of the fact the Health Department has already warned residents of the deadly virus.

It is important to note that after a gap of two years there were cases swine flu that were reported from Gurugram. The following year saw five deaths including the death of a seven-month-old baby. In 2018 also there were two casualties reported from the city due to infection. Even though there has been death related to swine flu reported from states of Karnataka and Delhi, Haryana seems to have been worse affected by the virus in 2018. Hissar one of the largest cities in the state has already witnessed eight death in which six are women. The trend of casualties began in Hissar began in the last week of October of 2018.

Symptoms of swine flu, which is caused by the H1N1 virus, are like those of any seasonal flu and include fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, body aches, chills, and fatigue. In serious cases, the symptoms can range from difficulty in breathing, palish skin colour, persistent vomiting and high fever.

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