As reported on CNN-IBN Live this morning, the number of people to die of swine flu in India to date has risen to six (Mumbai = 1, Pune = 3 & Chennai = 2). The state of Maharashtra itself has recorded two Swine Flu / Influenza A (H1N1) deaths and The Government will remain on high alert for the virus.
It is believed that the number of H1N1 flu cases in Maharashtra has touched 101, with the maximum cases reported from Pune, making Pune currently the epicenter of the disease in the country. A 14-year old Rida Shaikh became India’s first swine flu casualty who died at Jehangir Hospital in Pune on Monday, 3 August 2009.
The scene isn’t too different in Mumbai as well. The highly infectious H1N1 virus claimed a second life in the country with a 53-year-old Mumbai woman, Fahmida Panwala, who had tested positive for the H1N1 virus finally succumbed to death 5 days later which was on 8 August 2009 at Kasturba Hospital, Mumbai.
PERWAKILAN MUMBAI DOT COM would like to advise everyone to take these precautionary actions to avoid being contracted with the disease. “BETTER BE SAFE THAN SORRY“.
1. Avoid crowded area.
2. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
3. Use alcohol based hand sanitizer.
4. It is advisable to wear a face mask or handkerchief to cover your mouth and nose at public places.
5. Observe good personal hygiene.
6. Use paper towels for drying hands.
7. Monitor your health and watch out for these flu-like symptoms – fever, sore throat, cough, bady ache, runny nose, headache and tiredness. Once contracted, please remain indoor, make sure you and your family have put the face masks on and seek treatment as soon as possible.