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Swine Flu






This blog post covers the various links for getting latest information about swine flu (Influenza A H1N1). 

WHO web site - http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/en/index.html

Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swine_influenza

FAQ

http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/frequently_asked_questions/en/index.html

2nd May 2009 (update 10) from WHO

http://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_05_02a/en/index.html

Precautions/Guidance

1. Clean hands regularly protect against infection. Refer here for WHO guidelines for how to wash hands properly.

2. Respiratory etiquette (covering coughs and sneezes)

3. Anyone with flu-like symptopns such as sudden fever, cough or muscle aches should stay away from work or public transportation and should contact doctor immediately.

4. Social distancing - Stay way from other people who might be infected and can include avoiding large gatherings, spreading out a little at work or perhaps staying home and lying low if an infection is spreading in a community.

Swine flu in India

Some cases of Swine Flu suspects have been reported in India.

New Delhi: Two NRIs in hospital with suspected swine flu

Swine flu: India on alert

Govt allays fear of Swine flu in India

Travel advisory from Government of India

Government of India had advised all its citizens to defer non-essential travel to the affected countries. The list of affected countries is being contantly updated at WHO site.

 

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Swine Flu Update - 13 June 2009

16 swine flu cases in India;

Another person tested positive for the swine flu virus today, taking the number of such cases in the country to 16, even as the Government asserted that there was no need to panic as the disease was still containable in India despite WHO's "level six" pandemic alert.
The latest case was from Hyderabad where a six-year old girl, who came back from the United States along with her parents on June 10, tested positive for the virus. With this, the total number of cases in Hyderabad has reached eight. Read the complete story here.

Swine Flu Update - 7th June 2009

2 more test positive for swine flu in AP. Read NDTV story here.

Swine Flu Update

India confirms 8 cases of swine flu. Read the complete story here

Hyderabad turning into Swine Flu capital. Read the Times of India story here.

India confirms two cases of swine flu. Read the complete story at - WSJ

 

Swine flu spreading too fast to count, says CDC. Read the complete story here

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