The concern over the Influenza virus type ‘A’ (H1N1) patients is rapidly increasing the numbers of the victimized is increasing in the capital as well as in other parts of the country. According to a report, two of the patients had succumbed to this dangerous disease, which is popularly known as ‘swine flu’ within just two months. The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division also expressed their concern over the matter, and told the growth of infected seems fearful.
A patient affected by H1N1 virus, Syangja’s demise during the treatment in a Teaching Hospital located near Maharajgunj made the Division to spread awareness among the valley people regarding the matter. It is must to mention that swine flu generally transmitted from pigs, but it must be remembered that not all seasonal flu might be the swine flu. People with less immunity have an increased chance of suffering to the infection of this virus. Dr. Bhim Acharya has asked people to get instant medical treatment in such cases. He also told people must not afraid, people should be alert to the ongoing situation. Urgent treatment is highly required as the situation is bit critical this time.
The threatening virus, H1N1 has changed its characteristics over the years. People with less immunity have an increased chance to become its prey. Gradual uprise can be seen over the past year, told Dr. Sher Bahadur Pun of Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Teku. Common symptoms of this influenza are headache, cough, fever, sore throat etc. The division is spreading awareness over the matter and the hospitals have stretched out their helping hands for the patients. However, Due to the unavailability of the expensive vaccines in the Government Hospitals, the situation is going out of control for common people.