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Posted at: Feb 9, 2019, 7:19 AM; last updated: Feb 9, 2019, 7:19 AM (IST)

Woman tests positive for swine flu

Woman tests positive for swine flu

Una, February 8

A woman from Daulatpur Chowk in Una district tested positive for swine flu on Friday. Disclosing this, Chief Medical Officer Dr Raman Sharma said the patient had recently returned from Mukerian in Punjab, adding that she was brought to the Community Health Centre at Daulatpur Chowk, from where she was referred to the District Hospital, Una, and later, her family members took her to the medical college at Chandigarh.

The CMO said the patient’s two children also showed symptoms of fever and sore throat and that their health was being monitored.

He said doctors and paramedics visited the patient’s house and neighbourhood to create awareness regarding the possibility of spread of the viral disease.

The CMO said the situation was under control and there was no need to panic. He said swine flu was caused by H1N1 virus and was active during winter. It could spread by coming in contact with an infected person. He said that if any person complained of high fever, cough, sore throat, running nose, head ache, fatigue and difficulty in breathing, he or she should be taken to the nearest health institution. He said the test for swine flu were available at medical colleges in Shimla and Tanda besides the Central Research Institute, Kasauli. — OC

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