Fast rise in Swine Flu cases in Nagpur has raised the concern of the health machinery. During the second half of July 28 cases with H1N1 infection were reported, which includes 21 during the last three days (July 29, 30, 31).
Nagpur Municipal Corporation officials have started visiting homes and hospitals and enquiring about the health status of close relatives and neighbours of the infected persons.
Although the symptoms are similar to that of the common flu, neglecting it can prove dangerous.
The virus started in pigs and is air-borne. It affects the respiratory system and spreads easily. The infection requires diagnosis through laboratory tests and can be treated. Besides spreading through the air, it can transmit by touching the infected surface.