These Are The Symptoms, You May Be a Victim of Swine Flu, Not Corona

At present, more influenza and swine flu patients are coming out in Delhi than Covid. The swine flu virus has been confirmed in 3 patients at Apollo Hospital
These Are The Symptoms, You May Be a Victim of Swine Flu, Not Corona
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Symptoms like covid, but not covid. These days many such cases are coming up in which people have a fever, difficulty in breathing, headache, etc… but there is no covid. On further investigation, it is found that such patients are suffering from Swine flu ie H1N1 virus. At present, more influenza and swine flu patients are coming out in Delhi than Covid. The swine flu virus has been confirmed in 3 patients at Apollo Hospital. Whereas 3-4 patients are coming daily to Gangaram Hospital. At the same time, NCDC in its report till July 31 has confirmed 2 cases of the virus in Delhi. Last year, Delhi had 412 cases.

Atul Gogia, the internal medicine doctor of Ganga Ram Hospital, said that many cases of influenza are coming up. 15 to 20 patients are coming daily for influenza, out of which 3-4 patients are of swine flu. Right now the cases of Covid are non-existent. Only cases of influenza are being reported. Three patients with swine flu have also been found in Apollo Hospital.

Symptoms are similar, it is clear from an examination

In this regard, Dr. Sameer Bhati of Star Imaging and Path Lab said that right now patients are coming with cases of high fever, shortness of breath, phlegm, but the test is getting swine flu, not covid. He said that this epidemic came in 2009. This virus has also been confirmed in a patient in his lab. Right now 15-20 inquiries are coming daily. In view of this, we are getting more kits used in its investigation. He said that many cases of seasonal influenza are also coming up. That's why people should be alert if symptoms are seen then get tested, if the covid test comes negative then also get tested for swine flu so that it can be detected and treated on time.

As per the NCDC report, till July 31, Delhi had 2 cases of swine flu. But till August 12, more cases of swine flu are being confirmed in hospitals than ever before. According to NCDC, 412 cases of swine flu were reported in Delhi last year, but no one died. But in 2019, there were 3627 cases of swine flu in Delhi and 31 people lost their lives. Let us inform you here that this epidemic came in Delhi in 2009 and it was affected for the next two years.

What is Swine flu ie H1N1

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This is a viral infection. It also spreads from one to another like Covid. To avoid this, one should stay away from infected people. Doctor Gogia said that antiviral medicine is available against swine flu and its treatment is possible. Not only this, but there is also a vaccine for this virus, so there is no need to panic. It is like a seasonal disease in the country and it spreads every year these days. He said that if you have complaints like runny nose, swelling of the throat, chest congestion, and fever, get the H1N1 test done.

How to protect against Swine flu

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a cloth or handkerchief while coughing and sneezing
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water
  • Avoid going to crowded areas
  • If you are infected with the flu, take a rest at home
  • Keep at least an arm's distance from a person infected with the flu
  • Get enough sleep and rest, drink plenty of water and fluids and eat nutritious food
  • See a doctor if flu infection is suspected

What not to do

  • Touching eyes, nose, or mouth with dirty hands, spitting in public places
  • Hugging, kissing or shaking hands when meeting someone
  • Taking medicines without seeing a doctor
  • Throwing away used napkins, tissue paper, etc. in the open
  • Do not touch railings, doors, etc. contaminated with the flu virus
  • Smoking in public places

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