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Swine flu: Six deaths, 29 cases reported in Haryana

As many as six people have died of swine flu while a total of 29 positive cases of H1N1 virus have been reported in Haryana so far. An official spokesman said that of the total 29 positive cases, eight were reported from Faridabad, seven from Gurgaon, five from Hisar, two each from Jind, Karnal and Sirsa and one each from Rohtak, Fatehabad and Jhajjar.

punjab Updated: Jan 24, 2015 21:25 IST
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As many as six people have died of swine flu while a total of 29 positive cases of H1N1 virus have been reported in Haryana so far.


An official spokesman said that of the total 29 positive cases, eight were reported from Faridabad, seven from Gurgaon, five from Hisar, two each from Jind, Karnal and Sirsa and one each from Rohtak, Fatehabad and Jhajjar.

He said that high temperature along with cough, cold and problem in breathing could be possible symptoms of swine flu. The people suffering from these symptoms should immediately report to their nearest health centre and also get their blood tested.

Stating that the health department had adequate arrangements for the treatment of patients suffering from swine flu, he said that sufficient stock of Tamiflu was available, ventilators had been provided and isolation wards set up in all hospitals of the state.

He said that necessary instructions had been issued to the civil surgeons to take all precautionary measures to check the spread of this virus as well as tackle the swine flu cases.

He called upon the people not to panic as the situation was under control and a complete vigil was being maintained on this issue.

PRECAUTIONS

· People, especially old aged and those suffering from any disease or having low immunity, and children are advised not to leave for morning walk in the early hours as the virus of swine flu is very active at that time.

·Parents are advised not to send their children to schools in case they suffer from any symptoms of swine flu or from cough and cold.

·School principals have been instructed to grant leave to such children so that they could take rest at home.

·People should avoid crowded places and should maintain a distance while meeting people, especially those having symptoms of swine flu and keep handkerchief or any cloth while sneezing and wash their hands at regular intervals.