New Delhi, March 2, 2020: When the whole world is on edge due to coronavirus, Uttar Pradesh is facing all together a different threat. The state is facing swine flu (H1N1) scare. So far nine deaths have been reported from the disease, also the infections are shooting up.
Most cases in Meerut
The disease is rising in Meerut. Out of the total 9 deaths, 6 were reported from western district alone. Further, 17 Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) jawans have tested positive. It has happened in past two days.
Out of the 27 PAC jawans of the Sixth Battalion admitted to the Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College (LLRMMC). They had complaints of fever, cold and other similar symptoms. Out of these, 17 have tested positive for swine flu. Hence, around 370 jawans in the battalion were given Tamiflu tablets. Moreover, they have been instructed to remain on the campus to prevent further spread of the infection. With this the total number of infection has risen to 71.
Kept in quarantine
Medical officers are keeping the infected jawans in isoloation of quarantine facility. In order to serve the purpose, 40 more beds in the isolation ward of the LLRMMC. As a result, total number of beds in isolation ward has reached to 56.
Direction to Hospitals
In the series of preparation administration has issued directions to hospitals. The district hospital and other private hospitals have been asked to increase the number of beds. That too, specifically in the isolation wards. Amid rising number of swine flu cases, doctors have advised that only one member of the family should be involved in taking care of the infected patient. This will eventually avoid the spread of the disease.
The signs of swine flu are similar to those of infections caused by other flu strains. It includes fever which may or may not come. Then, it follows the cough and sore throat. It also causes watery, red eyes, body aches, and fatigue. Also, its symptoms diarrhea and nausea and vomiting.
When to see a doctor
If you have a fever, cough and body aches it is better to see a doctor. Especially, if you have flu symptoms and you’re pregnant then the matter needs serious attention. Additionally, chronic disease, such as asthma, emphysema, diabetes or a heart condition then you definitely need treatment. This is because, a higher risk of complications from the flu.