Meghalaya is under surveillance to detect any possible case of
swine flu in the state. RO Budnah, nodal officer in the directorate of health
services said, "As of now, there has been no case of swine flu in
However, surveillance officers are monitoring the situation in
every district of the state and are sending reports on possible cases of swine
flu." Mr. Budnah said that reports from the state were being regularly
sent to the Central Surveillance and Emergency Medical Service Units in New
Stating that swine flu is like any other 'seasonal flu', the physician urged
people to maintain hygiene by washing hands regularly and also wearing face
"People should maintain respiratory etiquette by maintaining
safe distance from those affected by the H1N1 virus. The aged, children,
diabetics, cancer patients and pregnant women are more susceptible to the
disease," he said, adding that the flu spreads "man-to-man"
through sneezes and coughs.