Over 700 Swine Flu cases reported in Delhi: Symptoms & Precautions

Parul Srivastava

How to prevent Swine Flu? Symptoms and Precautions

The number of Swine Flu cases in Delhi is alarming. The number of people suffering from Swine Flu in the city has touched 2,278. Shockingly, over 700 Swine Flu cases were reported in Delhi in the last 10 days. According to data released by the National Centre for Disease Control, seven people died due to Swine Flu in the national capital.

This year  12,191 cases of Swine Flu have been reported all across India, and according to data by NDCC, 377 people have died due to it. According to an official of the Delhi government, all state-run hospitals have enough stock and beds to deal with the patients. The official further added, “We have also issued advisories on the routine basis so that people adopt measures to prevent swine flu.” Notably, over 2000 cases of Swine Flu have been reported in Delhi. Out of which 1,965 are local residents.  Recently, Amith Shah was also admitted in AIIMS as he was diagnosed with Swine Flu.

Swine Flu is a respiratory infection arising from an influenza strain in Pigs. It is a communicable disease and can become fatal if not treated on time.  It weakens the immune system and the worst part is, its symptoms are similar to common flu.

Symptoms of Swine Flu:

  1. Runny Nose
  2. Sneezing
  3. Sore throat
  4. Fever
  5. Body ache
  6. Headache

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What all you should do to keep Swine Flu at bay?

  1. Maintain Hygiene and wash your hands on a regular basis to avoid coming contact with any kind of infection.
  2. Do not self medicate. Take medicines after taking the doctor’s advice
  3. Keep yourself hydrated and drink plenty of water. It helps in flushing out all the toxic elements from the body.
  4. Swine Flu is curable. All you need to do is, take necessary precautions

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