BANGALORE: The health department officials in Bangalore have issued a health alert after the recent spike in the number of H1N1cases in the city.
As of Sunday, 46 swine flu cases have been confirmed across Bangalore.
“We are asking the public to take precautionary measures. They should take maintain basic hygiene, washing hands, cover their face while coughing and sneezing. We are monitoring the situation, supervision is being undertaken by department officials to ensure that we keep track of all possible cases which may show up,” said Dr Sreenivasa, Bangalore health officer.
Swine flu, or H1N1, is caused by a strain of the influenza A virus and was noted to have been initially transmitted to humans from pigs. Symptoms of swine flu are cough, fever, sore throat, headache, nausea, and vomiting. People may also present with chills and severe myalgia (fatigue).
Earlier, a spike in H1N1 was seen in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district, the total of 16 cases being reported as of September 27. Health department officials in the state suspect that the flu could be spreading from the district to Bangalore.
Dommasandra, Singasandra, Sahakara Nagar, Konanakunte, Begapur, MS Palya, Amruthahalli, Jalahalli, Avalahalli, KR Puram, B Narayanapura, Doddakannahalli, Garudacharpalya, Siddapura, Varthur, Kodi, Ramamurthy Nagar, and Marathahalli are the susceptible areas.
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