Pune: Healthcare officials examine 4,502 patients for swine flu

PUNE: Up to 4,502 patients with similar diseases have been studied swine flu Thus, the total number of patients with influenza-like illnesses screened in the city so far this year has reached 7.34 lakh.

Of the 7.34-lakh patients, we administered 11,985 patients suspected of having an infection, called oseltamivir tablets, popularly known as Tamiflu or fluvir, said a health official from the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC).

Up to 168 patients have been positive for the virus in the city this year. 50 of them succumbed to the virus-related complications.

Die swine flu ist - wie jede andere Grippe auch - eine Infektion der Atemwege. Es nutzt ein geschwächtes Immunsystem aus, um wichtige Organe, insbesondere die Lunge, anzugreifen. Wenn es in die Lunge gelangt, kann es dazu führen, was tödlich sein kann. Die Grippe kann auch sekundäre Infektionen des Körpers verursachen, die zum Versagen lebenswichtiger Organe und zum Tod führen können.

The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular seasonal influenza and include , lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing. Some people with swine flu have also reported runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.

Taking medications without consultation and delaying the treatment can aggravate the condition.

Experts say that people should continue to take precautions regarding basic hygiene measures such as frequent hand washing, good diet and healthy habits as the virus still infects people. People with comorbid conditions should be more alert.