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Gurugram reports season's first swine flu case

Gurugram reports seasons first swine flu case

Gururgam: After 20 suspected cases of swine flu, the health department has finally confirmed the season's first one in the Gurugram district. The patient, a 37-year-old woman who resides in Dhorka village in the district, was admitted to a private hospital with a high fever on Friday. According to officials, she is currently undergoing treatment.

According to Dr. Jai Bhagwan, the District malaria officer said this was the first case of type C of the H1N1 virus this season. Type A and B of the virus have symptoms such as common cold and do not require hospitalisation, but type C can cause a dip in blood pressure, pneumonia and difficulty in breathing and requires immediate hospitalisation. "The tests for this case was positive on Wednesday. All private hospitals in the district have been asked to submit blood samples to the health department which are being sent to a lab for confirmation," said Dr Jai Bhagwan.

It is important to note that after a gap of two years, cases of swine flu were reported from Gurugram. The following year saw five deaths including the death of a seven-month-old baby. In 2018 also, two more casualties were reported from the city due to infection.

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