With a Rise in Temperatures, Swine Flu Virus Tends to Recede: Health Department

by Julia Samuel on  April 13, 2015 at 2:42 PM Indian Health News
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Swine flu crossed the 4,000-mark this year in the capital Delhi but seems to have subsided with the rising temperature.
With a Rise in Temperatures, Swine Flu Virus Tends to Recede: Health Department
With a Rise in Temperatures, Swine Flu Virus Tends to Recede: Health Department

Dr Charan Singh, nodal officer for swine flu, Health department, said, "Every year, with a rise in temperatures, the virus tends to recede. This is why we are seeing fewer cases now. Cases would have come down in February, but we continued to see cases due to the unseasonal rain."

Health officials said that the arrangements for swine flu, including treatment and diagnostic facilities, will be kept functional till the cases subside completely. "Isolation wards are ordinarily closed from April-May, but this time they will be kept open. Doctors are expected to continue treatment guidelines of category A, B and C patients," an official said.

Almost all of the cases had co-morbid conditions, especially heart and respiratory diseases and diabetes. The Union Health Ministry reported that year saw the highest number of deaths and the maximum number of cases in the last 6-7 years. It claimed the lives of close to 2,200 people and affected another 35,000.

Source: Medindia

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