Doctors reveal what are the key precautions required to avoid swine flu or H1N1, the symptoms and warning signs to look out for if someone has caught it, treatments to overcome it and special precautions and care are required specifically for children and the elderly
Dr Suranjit Chatterjee, senior consultant (internal medicine) at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, said the hospital has seen several patients who arrived with symptoms of a viral fever and later tested positive for H1N1.
As the symptoms of H1N1 are similar to those of Covid-19, and with most symptomatic people not getting tested for H1N1, the actual number of infections might be higher than reported, doctors and health experts said.
At least 57 cases of H1N1 known as swine flu have been reported in the last two months and especially at a time health authorities throughout the country have been dealing with the fourth wave of Covid, the Kathmandu Post reported.
Samples from affected pigs have been sent to the National Institute of High Security Animal Disease in Bhopal and Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Kolkata to diagnose the actual disease, he said.