Swine Flu alert: 79 new cases detected in Rajasthan, death toll rises to 112

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Swine flu is caused by one of the swine influenza viruses (SIV) and H1N1 strain is most common across India
Swine flu is caused by one of the swine influenza viruses (SIV) and H1N1 strain is most common across India

Jaipur : 79 new cases of Swine flu have been reported from Rajasthan Health Department on Monday. The deadly viral disease seems like spreading like wild fire, taking the death toll to 112, as of now.

Sources mentioned that lately, five people died of Swine flu in the state-one each in Barmer, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, and Chittorgarh. The number of deaths in a span of one month i.e from January 1 to Februray 11 has reached 112.

Thirty-six cases were detected positive on Monday in Jaipur, nine in Barmer, four in Jhunjhunu three each in Dausa, Bikaner, Ganganagar and Udaipur, two each in Sikar, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Kota, Nagaur, Ajmer and Rajsamand, and one each in Bhilwara, Baran, Bharatpur and Alwar.

Officials also confirmed that Swine Flu is spreading all over Jharkhand with close to eight person testing positive for H1N1 virus. As a result, health department has issued an advisory to civil surgeons and district surveillance units, asking them to screen suspected cases, and ready isolation wards in government and private hospitals.

About Swine Flu

Swine flu is an infection caused by one of the several swine influenza viruses (SIV), with the H1N1 strain being the most common across the country.

H1N1 virus spreads when an individual touched an infected or breathes droplets of coughs and sneezes that are in the air.

The symptoms are the same as the seasonal flu, also known as viral fever. This includes a cough, sore throat, and body ache.