2 swine flu cases reported in Punjab

  • Vandana Singh, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
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  • Updated: Jan 25, 2014 20:13 IST

Two swine flu cases were reported in Punjab on Saturday. While a woman (25) from Jalandhar was admitted to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, and another woman patient (26) from Hoshiarpur was admitted to Max Hospital, SAS Nagar.

With these two cases, number of swine flu cases in Punjab has reached four in January. Two other cases, both children, were reported from Muktsar and Barnala. One case was reported from Chandigarh this month.

State Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) officer Dr Deepak Bhatia said 12 tests have been conducted in January so far. He added that nodal officers concerned of the district had been informed about the cases and were asked to start medication of the relatives of the patients also.

Meanwhile, the patients admitted to hospitals have been quarantined. Swine flu spreads from person to person. Symptoms of H1N1 swine flu are like regular flu and include coughing, sneezing, bodyache, fever, chills, fatigue, diarrhoea, vomiting, restlessness, sore throat and runny nose.

Dr Deepak Bhatia said if the person finds such symptoms he/she should rush for check up. He added that the treatment for swine flu is totally free, as the cost of medication is borne by the state government.


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