Delhi has reported 2,456 cases of swine flu this year with 119 fresh cases on a single day. The health department of Delhi government has reported that 689 tests were carried out, of which 119 were tested positive.
Health Minister JP Nadda said that from January 1 till February 22, the number of cases reported by the states was 14,673 and the toll from swine flu has reached 841 in the country.
AdvertisementIn order to handle the present outbreak, the Indian government has been urging states to ensure sufficient supply of anti-flu medication and diagnostic tests.
A weakened immune system puts elderly people, pregnant women, young children, diabetics and HIV patients at the highest risk of developing complications.
The H1N1 strain of the influenza virus induces a fever, sore throat, fatigue, chills and headaches. Shortness of breath, chest pain or blue lips are seen in the later stages of the flu. Inhaling droplets ejected from a sick patient loaded with the virus or touching infected surfaces, spreads the infection.