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Protect Ourselves from Swine Flu / H1N1

Dear All,

Protect yourself from Swine Flu. Few precautions & details are in below mail which can help us to prevent from Swine Flu. Please share this info with your family & friends also.

Recently some cases of Influenza A (H1N1) Swineflu have been identified in Pune and few other major cities in India. The number of Swineflu affected cases are increasing. Currently there is no need for panic, yet it is important to be alert and to be prepared to face such eventuality.

About Swine Flu
The 2009 swine flu outbreak is an epidemic of a new strain of influenza virus that was clinically identified in April 2009. It is a type of influenza A (H1N1) virus and is currently a phase 5 outbreak with significant risk, one level below an official pandemic. This virus is species specific and infects pigs; however they do cross barrier of species and transmit to human. Once this happens it easily passes on from one person to the other.

Signs & Symptoms
Cough, fever, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body ache, headache, chills and fatigue. In worst cases and complexities, it may further be added with sever illness and pneumonia or respiratory failure resulting to death.

Do the Following
· No handshake, meaning that greet each other as well as visitors, without shaking hands.
. Maintain personal hygiene.
· Practice safe food consumption habits.
· Cover your sneeze and cough in disposable tissues.
· Avoid close contact with wild birds / animals. Stay away from the Zoo.
· As a social distancing measure, avoid close contact with the people having cough and fever.
· Ensure your regular workplace is kept clean.
· Immediately contact physician in case of illness and fatigue or weakness.

Travel Care

Carry all necessary details about medical assistance during the trip.

List of Government hospitals where H1N1 Swineflue is treated in India.
S No
Helpline number(s)
Bangalore Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases, Near NIMHANS, Hombegowda Nagar, Bangalore-560029 91-80-26632634
Chandigarh Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGI), Sector 12, Chandigarh-160012 +91-172-2747585, 2746018, 2756565
Chennai Communicable Diseases Hospital, No 187, Thiruvottiyur High Road, Near Apollo Hospital, Tondiarpet, Chennai-600081 +91-44-25912686, 25912687, 25912688
Hyderabad Govt Chest Hospital, E S I Hospital Road, S R Nagar, Erragadda, Hyderabad-500018 +91-40-23814421, 23814422
Kolkata Beliaghata Id Hospital, 57 Beliaghata Main Road, Kolkata-700010 +91-33-23701251, 23701252, 23601251, 23601252
Mumbai Kasturba Hospital, Sane Guruji Rd., Jacob Circle, Opp. Arthur Rd Jail, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai-400011 +91-22-23083901, 23054831, 23004325
Noida Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Ward No.5, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place-110001 +91-11-23921401/24525211
Pune Naidu Hospital, Near Le Meridian Hotel, Raja Bahadur Mill, Pune GPO, Pune-411001 +91-20-26058243, 26058842

Source: Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune

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