Swine Flu In India – H1N1 Influenza Virus Symptoms In India

Swine Flu In India – H1N1 Influenza Virus Symptoms In India

Prevent spread of HIN1 virus in religious places: Govt India

Hyderabad, Aug 13 (PTI) The Andhra Pradesh government has stepped up vigil to prevent spread of swine flu in the pilgrimage places of Tirupati and Puttaparthi in the state.

Principal Secretary (Health) L V Subrahmanyam told reporters today that the government has issued instructions to the officials to check the spread of the virus at Tirupati and Puttaparthi, the abode of Sathya Sai Baba, where massive congregation of devotees take place.

Government hospitals in Tirupati have been equipped to admit patients, while efforts have also been initiated to prevent the spread of the virus at Puttaparthi, where large number of foreign devotees visit, he said.

PTI News Reference

Special ward at Puttaparthi hosptial for Swine Flu

Express News Service
First Published : 14 Aug 2009 03:40:00 AM IST

ANANTAPUR: The State Government has directed the district administration to take steps to prevent the spread of swine flu.

PUTTAPARTI: Meanwhile, a separate ward to treat people affected by swine flu has been set up in the superspeciality hospital in Puttaparti, it is reliably learnt. The hospital management has written to the district medical and health department requesting it grant permisssion for the special ward besides placing an indent for medicines.

Puttaparti is on a high alert as a large number of foreigners visit the Prasanti Nilayam for darshan of Sathya Sai Baba. An emergency meeting was conducted yesterday to discuss the steps to be taken in the event of detection of some positive cases.

Express Buzz Reference

Relevant Links:
CDC: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
Information About Swine Influenza – Wikipedia
Swine Flu Symptoms, Treatment, Facts And Transmission
In India swine flu panic spreads faster than virus

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