The first case of H1N1 Positive was found in two employees of SAP. Days after shut down of SAP, many other companies have discovered employees carrying H1N1 virus.
Recently 2 employees of Nutanix Bangalore office were also diagnosed with the H1N1 virus.
The company is setting up a free H1N1 immunization camp for its employees/interns and contractors. Similarly, several other companies in Bangalore are taking precautions to avoid spreading of the virus.
Karnataka has already witnessed two deaths due to the H1N1 virus.
According to the reports, 72 cases have been found out to be positive in Bangalore followed by 9 deaths in UP.
Till now India has recorded 884 cases of H1N1 Positive and 17 deaths.
What is H1N1 Virus?
H1N1 virus or swine flu( earlier occurs from pigs). It is a human respiratory infection induced by influenza strain from pigs. It emerged in 1919 and still circulates and then in 2009 the scientists recognized the swine flu virus called H1N1.
One of my Chinese friends said that that this is the year if Boxers and comes after every 60 years. The year of Boxers brings bad luck and diseases, loss of health & wealth. 2020 is witnessing it since Jan, 1 with fire in forests of Australia, then Corona virus and now H1N1.
Symptoms of the H1N1 virus(swine flu).
- Sore throat
- Stuffy or runny nose.
- Body ache
- Pain in your stomach or sides
- Red eyes
The symptoms acquire one or three days after you are perceived by the virus. If you experience any kind of following symptoms immediately consult a doctor.
It can cause serious respiratory problems, lung infection. It can cause major illness to diabetic or asthma patients.
Precautions from H1N1 Virus
- Use hand sanitizer frequently.
- Avoid contact
- Avoid crowds
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Take care of your hygiene
- Take care about your eating and drinking.
- Cover your cough and sneezes
- Wear masks
- Consult a doctor immediately
- You are already in hospital if you the diagnosis result comes positive.
- There are 4 types of antiviral drugs prescribed to the patient.
- Take adequate amount of rest.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Consider pain relievers