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Swine flu takes life of 1-yr-old child

With death of one more patient — a one- year- old child — at Mahant Indiresh Hospital due to Swine flu on Wednesday, the death toll in Dehradun has gone up to 11. The parents of the child- residents of Dunda block in Uttarkashi- had admitted him at the Mahant Indiresh Hospital on January 21 with complaint of high fever and breathlessness. Meanwhile, three new cases of the disease have surfaced in Dehradun on the day when the swab samples of these patients were found positive for H1 N1. The chief medical officer ( CMO) Dehradun, Dr SK Gupta  said that 27 patients have so far been found positive to Swine flu this season. He added that eleven patients have been undergoing treatment at different hospitals of the state. CMO   said that all  the medical professionals have been asked to keep track of the suspected cases of the disease and inform them to the district health department. He added that all the hospitals have adequate supply of Tami flu (medicine of Swine flu) and triple layer masks. He said that since the disease spreads by droplet infection the people are advised to cover their nose and face with handkerchief while sneezing or coughing. Besides, they should regularly wash their hands and faces, he said and added that one should immediately consult a doctor in case of consistent fever and breathlessness. Meanwhile, the district health department of Dehradun again released an advisory for the people to prevent spread of the disease. Swine Flu

Do’s

  • Cover nose and face with handkerchief while sneezing or coughing
  • Before and after touching face and nose and before and after taking meals, one should wash hands thoroughly by soap
  • Drink copious quantity of water and take healthy nutritious food

Don’ts

  • Avoid shaking hands or hugging people
  • Avoid travelling while ill
  • Do not send your child to school if he/ she is suffering from cough or coldNever take self medication and consult doctor
Thursday, 24 January 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

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