Creating a worry among the citizens and officials yet again, the Swine Flu demons have made a comeback to Visakhapatnam as eight cases have been registered in the last two days.
Reports claim that as many as 104 Swine Flu cases were reported in the last few months. It was also reported that the districts of Kurnool, Visakhapatnam, and Chittoor were among the worst affected districts in Andhra Pradesh. The outbreak of the virus had caused the officials to set up screening centres across the district to keep a check on the spread of the virus.
DMHO Tirupati Rao told The New Indian Express that the virus, which was dormant in the air, became active now and any change in weather might result in spreading of the virus. He further informed that the situation is currently under control and the officials were conducting awareness campaigns on the H1N1 virus.
The symptoms of Swine Flu include fever, sore throat, cough, chills, fatigue, diarrhea, loss of appetite and nausea among others. Experts advise seeing a doctor if any of the symptoms are noticed. Consuming freshly made food and getting rid of stagnant water from the surroundings are the other precautionary measures that have been advocated by the officials.
The screening centres for Swine Flu in Visakhapatnam have been set up at KGH, Port Health Hospital, Railway Hospital, Chest Hospital, Steel Plant, Anakapalle NTR Hospital, INHS Kalyani, Narsipatnam area hospital, Golden Jubilee Hospital, Paderu, Araku, and Chintapalle CHCs.