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H1N1 Swine flu kills 26 in Odisha, Know Tests, Symptoms and Treatment

H1N1 Swine flu kills 26 in Odisha, Know Tests, Symptoms and Treatment
Written by Karu Cheema

Death toll in Odisha due to swine flu rose to 26 with the news of 2 more deaths being reported on Saturday, a health official said. Two persons suffering from swine flu succumbed to the disease while getting treatment in private hospital. Official said, out of 29 samples taken on Saturday, 9 were tested positive. Out of 839 total samples taken 290 people have tested positive for H1N1 virus so far.

Odisha is also reeling under dengue casualities lately. The death toll due to dengue increased to three in Odisha with one more person succumbing to the disease in Cuttack on Saturday. Deceased Sanatan Nayak of Tangarapada village in Keonjhar district, was undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack since the past 20 days.

H1N1 Swine Flu Tests

Nose or throat swab is taken to detect H1N1 Swine Flu. Laboratory may tell you quickly if Influenza A or B is present. Usually the test is conducted within 4-5 days from the start of the infection.

H1N1 Swine Flu Symptoms

Symptoms are similar to normal Influenza , which may include fever, chills, cold, cough, fatigue, vomiting, nausea. In case of the noted symptoms it is advised to consult medical practitioner without any delay.

H1N1 Swine Flu Treatment

Generally two anti-viral drugs are used Tami Flu or Relenza. If a healthy person is affected your doctor may skip giving these medicines as immune system might be enough to fight the virus on its own.

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Karu Cheema

In the depth of the world seeking opinions and lot more, I found my passion in these thoughts, The world is simple word bringing us profound touch locked in the world of words. Was born with soulful passion of becoming a writer, having seek this career is best side of me. I am looking forward to light up this world through the words that can touch everyone's mindfulness.