Increase in temperature has reduced cases of swine flu
An emergency meeting was called this week after six deaths due to swine flu
were reported in Punjab.
People with regular exposure to pigs are at increased risk of swine flu
Table-1: Personal profile of the participants and knowledge regarding swine flu
However, although the Ministry of Health admits that swine flu
cases are on the rise as a seasonal occurrence, it maintains that the situation does not amount to an epidemic.
World Health Organization (WHO) keeps an eye on the cases of swine flu
globally to see its epidemiological aspects and how to stop the virus spreading.
To prevent the spread of swine flu
, the only option is to isolate the patients.
The swine flu
deaths have shaken up the governments of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.
The agency advised those eligible for the H1N1 swine flu
vaccine to see their doctor as soon as possible.
Perhaps the reason for the lower uptake of the vaccine is because people think that swine flu
is over, or they are worried about the side effects of the swine flu
El-Sayed explained that swine flu
was expected to emerge due to the winter season, and that the cases would decrease starting mid-January.
Summary: Dr Mahmoud Alshiyab, the Jordanian Minister of Health has said the number of death cases from swine flu
in the kingdom increased to four.