- A sudden change in weather has led to an increase in the number of swine flu cases.
- So far, 16 people have died from January to September 13 in Nashik district.
- People have been advised to take necessary precautions and seek timely medical intervention.
The uncertain weather and its fluctuations have created favourable conditions for the spread of the H1N1 virus.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Suresh Jadgdale, a civil surgeon from Nashik, said, “The cases of swine flu have increased due to the change in weather conditions. Since the Ganesh festival is in progress across the state. Swine flu can be more easily spread, due to many people congregating in one place. Keeping this in mind banners will be displayed at Ganapati pandals across the city.”
He further added, “People have been advised to take precautions. Whoever has fever, cough or cold should immediately visit a doctor. Early diagnosis can help save valuable time and the person can be treated effectively. People who have swine flu should avoid crowded places and if they do need to venture outdoors then they should wear a mask or keep their mouth covered with a handkerchief at all times.”
On September 11, it was reported that six people had died in the past four days due to swine flu (H1N1) in Pimpri-Chinchwad, Maharashtra. Out of the six people, five were suffering from hypertension and diabetes.
From August 2018, till September 10th, in all 19 people have lost their lives due to swine flu in Pune and Pimpri – Chinchwad.