46 recent cases of swine flu were confirmed in the Bengaluru
46 cases have been confirmed in the city as per the report by News18. The health department has issued a health alert after the sudden rise in H1N1 cases; District administration appealed the citizens to guard themselves against the virus. In the last one week from September 29 to October 5, 46 cases have been reported, of which Mahadevpura area is the worst affected according to The Times of India.
Dr Sreenivasa, Bengaluru health officer said, “We are asking the public to take precautionary measures. They should take maintain basic hygiene, washing hands, cover their face when coughing and sneezing, things like this. As of now we are monitoring the situation, surveillance is being undertaken by department officials to ensure that we keep track of all possible cases which may show up.”
A throat swab and culture of often used to test for swine flu.
Earlier, a spike in H1N1 was seen in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district with a total of 16 cases being reported as of September 27. Health department officials in the state suspect that the flu could be spreading from the district to Bengaluru.
Over 3,000 houses have reportedly been surveyed as part of the department’s efforts to detect swine flu.
Officials have also identified Dommasandra, Singasandra, Sahakara Nagar, Konanakunte, Begapur, MS Palya, Amruthahalli, Jalahalli, Avalahalli, KR Puram, B Narayanapura, Doddakannahalli, Garudacharpalya, Siddapura, Varthur, Kodi, Ramamurthy Nagar, and Marathahalli as areas susceptible to the flu.