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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

India : H1N1 in Kerala, Bangalore holds its breath

Via DNA India :

" Bangalore: Yes, the dreaded H1N1 flu is back. Kerala recorded the highest number of H1N1 cases last week at 266 followed by Maharashtra at 36. With the monsoon fast approaching, Bangalore is worried that it might just become bad like last year.

“Since last week, there has been an increase in H1N1 positive cases in the city. We are also getting positive cases of people who have come from Kerala. This is the season when H1N1 cases and normal flu cases will be on the rise and it is difficult to differentiate between the two clinically. So it is advisable for people with persistent flu-like symptoms for more than 48 hours to consult the doctor,” said Dr Shashidhar Buggi, superintendent, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases.

Last month, 33 people were tested for H1N1 of which 4 turned out to be positive."

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