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2 SWINE FLU What Is Swine Flu? Swine flu is a highly contagious (spreads from person to person) infection caused by a virus. The name ‘Swine Flu” is however a misnomer as the infection has also been detected in people who were never in contact with pigs. Thus the World Health Organization has changed its name to a more appropriate and scientific one- Influenza a (H1N1) How Does Influenza A (H1N1) Flu Spread? It spreads just like any other flu through:  Coughing  Sneezing  Touching infected surfaces Signs and Symptoms: Symptoms are similar to the symptoms of a regular human flu and include:  Fever  Cough  Sore throat  Running nose  Burning eyes  Body aches  Headache  Chills  Fatigue  Severe illness like Pneumonia and Respiratory failure has also been reported

3 What Should We Do?  Avoid travelling to flu prone countries as far as possible.  Maintain good personal hygiene.  Cover your sneeze and cough well with a disposable tissue.  Adhere to good hand washing/cleaning procedures especially after coughing, sneezing and before meals.  Avoid close contact with wild birds or animals.  Avoid close contact with people who appear unwell and who have fever cough or cold.  Though there is no evidence of Influenza a H1N1 spread through eating non vegetarian food, it is essential to ensure proper cooking of food before consumption.   In case there is someone around you with flu, Keep distance, wear a face mask and after touching any object that may be carrying the flu virus do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth.   If there is illness, immediately consult your Doctor.

4 The following hospitals in Delhi are designated by the government of India for collecting blood samples and treating patients suffering from swine flu. They are also admitting the cases. 1. APHO Quarantine Unit 2. Dr RML Hospital 3. L N Hospital (Central District) 4. DDU Hospital (West District) 5. SGM Hospital (NW District) 6. BSA Hospital (NW District) 7. MB Hospital Pooth Kurd ( NW District) 8. BM Hospital Pitampura (NW District) 9. Hindu Rao Hospital (North District) 10. A A A Hospital (North District) 11. GTB Hospital ( NE District) 12. LBS Hospital (East District) 13. Pt MMM Hospital ( South District) Noida District Hospital has created an isolation ward to keep suspected patients, though swine flu cases are being referred to designated hospitals to the above mentioned hospitals of Delhi.

5 GOVERNMENT AUTHORIZED HOSPITALS FOR TREATMENT OF SWINE FLU CityHospitalAddressContact Chennai King Institute of Preventive Medicine (24/7 Service) Guindy, Chennai – 32(044) , & Communicable Diseases HospitalThondiarpet, Chennai(044) /87/88, Government General HospitalOpp. Central Railway Station, Chennai – 03(044) , , , Pune Naidu Hospital Nr Le'Meridian, Raja Bahadur Mill, GPO, Pune - 01 (020) National Institute of Virology20A Ambedkar Road, Pune - 11(020) KolkataID Hospital 57,Beliaghata, Beliaghata Road, Kolkata - 10 ‎ (033) CoimbatoreGovernment General Hospital Near Railway Station, Trichy Road, Coimbatore - 18 (0422) , , , Hyderabad Govt. General and Chest Diseases Hospital, Erragadda, Hyderabad(040) Mumbai Kasturba Gandhi Hospital Arthur Road, N M Joshi Marg, Jacob Circle, Mumbai - 11 (022) , , Sir J J HospitalJ J Marg, Byculla, Mumbai - 08 (022) , , , / / 5555 / / 1366 Haffkine InstituteAcharya Donde Marg, Parel, Mumbai - 12(022) , ,

6 Kochi Government Medical CollegeGandhi Nagar P O, Kottayam - 08(0481) , Government Medical CollegeVandanam P O, Allapuzha - 05(0477) Taluk HospitalRailway Station Road, Alwaye, Ernakulam(0484) Sathyajit Taluk HospitalPerumbavoor PO, Ernakulam 542(0484) Vipin Gurgaon & Delhi All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Ansari Nagar, Aurobindo Marg Ring Road, New Delhi - 29 (011) , Prof. R C Deka National Institute for Communicable Diseases 22, Sham Nath Marg, New Delhi - 54 (011) /060/344/524/449/326 Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi - 01 (011) , , Dr. N K Chaturvedi – Vallabhai Patel Chest InstituteUniversity Enclave, New Delhi- 07(011) , , , Bangalore Victoria HospitalK R Market, Kalasipalayam, Bangalore - 02(080) Dr. Gangadhar SDS Tuberculosis & Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases Hosur Road, Hombegowda Nagar, Bangalore - 29(080) Dr. Shivaraj


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