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1,196 swine flu cases recorded in Delhi

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Around 100 fresh cases of swine flu, recorded on Thursday, pushed the total number of people affected by the here this year to 1,196, according to of Health Services.

So far, death that occurred on Tuesday has been reported in the national capital.

Only 205 cases and two deaths were reported in 2018.

The number of cases increased significantly last week. Till January 29, only 512 cases had been reported.

The has asked all its hospitals to ensure continuous supply of medicine, vaccine and kits.

"All government hospitals are equipped with the necessary logistics required for the management of seasonal A (H1N1)," the government said in a statement.

Health advisory in Hindi and English has also been issued and are being carried out regularly.

H1N1, a self-limiting viral, spread from person-to-person through large droplets generated by coughing and sneezing, indirect contact by touching a contaminated or surface, like telephone, cell phones, computers, door handles, door bells, pens, toys, and close contact (including handshaking, hugging and kissing).

"The symptoms include and cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, difficulty in breathing. Other symptoms may include body aches, headache, fatigue, chills, and vomiting, and blood-stained sputum," it said.

The advisory also stated that children with but with pre-disposing risk factors, pregnant women, persons aged 65 and above, patients with lung, heart, liver, kidney disease, and blood disorders, diabetes, neurological disorders, and HIV/AIDS, patients on long term cortisone therapy fall in the high risk group.

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First Published: Thu, February 07 2019. 22:26 IST
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