Swine Flu

Over 12,000 swine flu (H1N1 virus) cases have been reported across India so far this year with a total of 377 people feared to have died of the disease, local media reported on Tuesday.

According to official data released by the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), swine flu continues to spread.

“As the total number of cases have risen to 2,278 this year alone, out of which over 700 cases were reported in the past 10 days.

“All state-run hospitals have enough stock of medicine and beds to deal with patients,’’ Delhi government officials said.

Swine flu, which originated in pigs but is spread primarily from person to person, is said to be a self-limiting viral and air-borne contagious disease.

Symptoms of swine flu may include body ache, headache, fatigue, chills, diarrhoea and vomiting with blood-stained sputum.