The number of swine flu-related deaths has abruptly increased in recent weeks. Four fatality instances have now been documented in total, with two of those cases occurring in the past 48 hours.
One of them is a Ladhaieka villager who was checked into the Ludhiana DMC hospital. A native of the town of Dharamkot also passed away. They both experienced a quite severe swine flu symptoms, and while receiving treatment, they both passed away from the illness.
Another Mandar village resident has been identified as having the swine flu virus; they are currently being treated at home in isolation. In this metropolis and the adjacent towns, the health authorities have surveyed hundreds of homes.
Causes of Swine Flu’s Rapid Spread
According to Ludhiana’s health experts, persistently hot and muggy weather was the key factor in the spread of the swine flu virus. A decrease in temperature creates an environment that is favourable for the proliferation of this virus. There is no reason to be alarmed because they have increased our surveillance.
People should practise healthy habits, wear masks, engage in regular exercise, and get enough sleep. It is essential to often wash your hands to avoid catching any influenza viruses, including the swine flu.
Hospitals all around the state have created special swine flu wards, and district health officials have been ordered to remain on high alert. Dr Gagan Singh, the state’s health programme officer, said that cases of this illness tend to be higher in the winter, particularly in January and February, and that this year’s numbers were higher than those from the previous year.
Compared to other states, the state is addressing the sickness far better. No patterns in the incidents have been discovered. People are getting sick as a result of the virus’s spread.
The government has given the states and union territories instructions on how to classify patients, follow a treatment plan, and manage ventilators in light of the rising number of swine flu infections.
The H1N1 influenza virus, which is the cause of the illness, has been the subject of guidelines, according to health minister Brahm Mohindra.
“The government hospitals have access to all medications, and the health department is ready. These cases are being tested without charge at the GMC Amritsar, GMC Patiala, and PGIMER, Chandigarh.
The signs and symptoms of swine flu are comparable to those of other flu infections and can include fever (but not always), chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, watery, red eyes, body pains, headaches, exhaustion, diarrhoea, nausea, and vomiting. Self-medication is strongly discouraged by doctors.
It is advised to avoid crowded areas, maintain isolation, drink lots of liquids, cover one’s mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or handkerchief while coughing or sneezing, wash one’s hands frequently with soap and water, and consult a doctor if one becomes ill with the virus.
To raise awareness of the condition, a door-to-door campaign has also been started in the affected districts.