200 Cases of Swine Flu Have Been Registered in Mumbai In The Last 5 Months

Swine flu is an airborne respiratory disease that spreads primarily during monsoons.

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There have been 200 cases registered of Swine flu in Mumbai in the last five months with two death cases due to the same. Swine flu was acutely spread in 2016, since then, the toll has increased in 2019. 

There were 39 and 85 cases registered in the month of February and March respectively with 29 cases registered in May. 

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Swine flu is a respiratory airborne disease. In 2015, there were 1,815 cases registered in Mumbai with 19 death cases. Notably, swine flu was first recognised in the 1919 pandemic and still circulates as a seasonal flu virus. It is caused by the H1N1 virus strain, which first started in pigs.

The symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, chills, weakness and body aches. Children, pregnant women and the elderly are always at a risk from severe infection.

The treatment includes pain relievers and fluids and in some cases antiviral medication and IV fluids may be required. 


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