As the news arrives, our closest neighbor is now affected by the epidemic. Till date 14 deaths have been reported and lately public junctions of Mumbai city has been ordered to shut down for 3 days by the government administration.
Asian News reports:
The death toll from Influenza A (H1N1) virus, or swine flu, rose to 14 with three deaths being reported from Maharashtra, two in Pune and one in Nashik. Rupesh Gangurde, a doctor at the Nashik Civil Hospital, died, the city’s first and the nation’s 14th victim from the swine flu virus.
Shrawani Deshpande (29) was India’s 13th swine flu victim. She too died at Pune’s government-run Sassoon General Hospital. Earlier, a 35-year-old man succumbed to the swine flu virus at the Sassoon Hospital.
The total number of swine flu casualties in Maharashtra has now gone up to 10. Two more people have died of swine flu in Gujarat and one each in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Meanwhile, with death toll continuing to mount the authorities have stepped up efforts to curb the spread of the contagious virus. The total number of swine flu casualties in Maharashtra has now gone up to 10. Two more people have died of swine flu in Gujarat and one each in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Currently, there are five critical patients at Pune’s Sassoon Hospital and another two critical patients in a Mumbai hospital.
Grave concern here is, we have an open border with India and there is a unaccounted number of inter-border passage. In the situation where we do not have enough health scanning facility at the international airport, it is definitely going to create a havoc once the H1N1 guest appear near the borders.
All I can say now is, while we have time, lets educate ourselves and everyone we care for regarding the H1N1 because it might not take much long to get that crazy virus floating here in our air.