Rainy Season Brings Diseases, Here is How to Prevent Swine Flu

| Updated: July 28, 2022 11:34 am

Cases of swine flu are increasing more than ever in Mumbai. The number is higher than the numbers of previous three years. Besides swine flu, gastro cases are also experiencing a surge. Fortunately, other diseases including malaria are under control. The health department has requested everyone to be cautious to avoid these diseases.  

The below table, shows diseases and the number of cases this year, compared to previous two years.  

S. No Name of the disease  Cases This Year (2022) Cases Last Year (2021) Cases Last to Last Year (2020)  
Swine Flu  66 64 44 
Gastro cases  3430 3110 2549 
Malaria  1640 5172 5007 
Lepo 69 224 240 
Dengue  173  876  129  
Hepatitis  308  308  263  
Chikungunya  80  — 

Symptoms of H1N1, Swine flu  

Common symptoms of the disease include fever, cold and cough, swelling in the throat, itching in the throat, pain in the body, headache, diarrhoea, vomiting. But, symptoms of a pregnant woman, one who is diabetic or hypertensive may increase and also see other symptoms such as breathing problems, chest pain, vomiting blood, blue coloured nails etc. Swelling and laziness are seen in children who need further examination and hospitalization.  

How to prevent H1N1  

Prevention is better than cure. One should remain vigilant. Hence, one must cover the nose and mouth with handkerchiefs or tissues when coughing or sneezing. One should also wash hands frequently with soap and water, avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth. Medicine should only be taken after showing to a municipal hospital or a private doctor.  

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