177 new cases of H1N1 flu, 4 schools shut in Delhi

H1N1 flu or swine flu cases are continued to rise in New Delhi, capital of India. 177 people were tested positive for the H1N1 virus.

Delhi Health Minister Kiran Walia said “Swab samples of 177 people including 120 children tested positive for swine flu. With this, the total number of positive cases of H1N1 virus in the city mounted to 5,416. Of these 3,155 samples were of children alone”.

In view of rising cases of swine flu in the city, Delhi Health Minister Kiran Walia directed officials concerned to take all possible steps to control spread of the disease in the city. Medical superintendents of the government hospitals treating swine flu patients were asked to offer best possible treatment to affected people.

DPS Mathura Road, Frank Anthony and two other schools in the east Delhi closed till the next week. “We have shut down the primary school for the safety of the students in the wake of H1N1 flu. We got reports of a few students having caught H1N1. We do not want it to spread so we are closing the school,” a DPS Mathura Road school official said.

Swine flu cases are being reported here because of the humidity in the air. The virus spreads due to moisture in the air. However, Delhi health minister Kiran Walia said the situation was under control. The Delhi government has decided to launch fresh awareness campaign in the capital in view of the rising number of cases.

Source: Health Newstrack, India



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