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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Jaipur Swine flu (H1N1): two dead, four fighting for life, India

It seems that the swine flu menace has hit Jaipur with 6 cases being reported in the last 10 days. An eight year old was the latest victim who tested positive for the influenza on Saturday. Out of the six cases two patients have passed away.

Minister of state for health Rajkumar Sharma said patients with symptoms of swine flu should not be ignored but should be given free medical treatment in government hospitals immediately.Sharma said strict action would be taken against doctors or department officials if they were found careless while treating such patients.

In light of the recent events the swine flu control room at Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital has been made functional again. According to the medical superintendent of SMS hospital, the reason for the resurgence of the virus is the abrupt change in weather and fluctuating temperatures.

Swine Influenza is a form of influenza that is common in pigs. Transmission from swine to humans is uncommon and normally just leads to formation of antibodies in humans; however people with regular exposure to pigs are a high risk group. Read More