Almost 76 people were killed in January in Rajasthan due to swine flu, also known as Influenza A (H1N1), authorities confirmed on Wednesday. In Rajasthan, 2,045 had a positive result from the 9,210 samples collected, Indian Express Online reported.
The risk of swine flu in the Northwest state has increased. The death toll from the disease has increased in different states this year. The situation is especially bleak in Rajasthan due to the swine flu attack in recent months.
The state government said they are aware of the seriousness of the grim situation and also held many high-level meetings that included the presence of the chief minister along with the health minister.
The Rajasthan Minister of Health, Raghu Sharma, made a point of visiting the hospital and also asked about the services provided by the hospital.
And it's not just Rajasthan. About 173 people in Delhi also tested positive for swine flu in the last six days of January 2019, according to data released by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Program of the Ministry of Health and Family Social Assistance. Authorities recorded nearly 532 registered cases and 8 deaths, according to a report released on January 30 in the Financial Express.
See how you can protect yourself from swine flu
People who have contracted the swine flu should always wear a face mask to prevent the flu from spreading when the patient coughs or sneezes. Patients should also continue to wash their hands and also use hand sanitizer. Be sure to wash the vegetables with water, or soak them before cooking them. In case, you have any of the flu symptoms consult a doctor immediately.
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And these are the symptoms
If you feel feverish or feel fatigue, shortness of breath, body aches, cough, runny nose, sore throat, chills, diarrhea and vomiting, then there are high chances of you being suffering from swine flu.
Vaccines for swine flu
The Swine Flu Vaccine is desirable for the elderly (≥ 65 years of age) and children between the ages of 6 months and 8 years, according to the 2017 report of the Ministry of Health and the Directorate General of Health Services. Family. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recommended the following seasonal influenza vaccine composition for the period 2017-2018. The recommended Trivalent vaccine should have: a virus type A / Michigan / 45/2015 (H1N1) pdm09 and a virus type A / Hong Kong / 4801/2014 (H3N2) virus type B / Brisbane / 60/2008.