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Swine Flu Threat: Meghalaya Steps Up Vigil

by Vishnuprasad on February 18, 2015 at 7:12 PM
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Swine Flu Threat: Meghalaya Steps Up Vigil

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 Meghalaya.

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 Delhi.

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 masks.

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"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.



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