Two new persons have been tested positive for the deadly swine flu disease at Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar respectively in Gujarat. This season four people have succumbed to this disease so far in the city.
This has taken the total number of swine flu cases to a staggering 2,300 since January 1 this year while 132 deaths have been reported during the same period. 30 people have died of H1N1 virus in the state, including 17 in Surat alone. A 40-year-old woman died in Vadodara due to swine flu. The woman, a resident of Manjalpur, was admitted to SSG Hospital after she tested positive for the viral infection.
With rain bringing down the maximum temperature, the cases are set to rise as low temperatures aid the growth of H1N1 virus and showers do not allow the virus to ebb.
Building immunity is the best way to fight the deadly flu. Senior consultant physician Dr Manoj Vithlani said, "A greater emphasis should be on one's body's immunity levels and precautions. Green vegetables, sprouts in particular, seasonal and citric fruits are the new guard against the virus."