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Swine Flu horrors continue in Delhi as over 512 cases registered of H1N1 virus

New Delhi: A total of 512 cases of Seasonal Influenza (H1N1) has been registered with no deaths reported in the national capital till Tuesday, the Delhi government said on Wednesday.

The government has directed all its hospital to make local purchases of logistics required to ensure a continuous supply of medicine, vaccine and kits.

“All government hospitals are equipped with the necessary logistics required for the management of Seasonal Influenza (H1N1),” the government said in a statement.

“Collection and compilation of confirmed swine flu cases from various reporting units and labs with complete line listing is being done at the state level. The compiled report is shared with districts for timely surveillance activities and preventive measure,” the government said, adding that there had been 512 cases in Delhi so far of Seasonal Influenza till January 29.

According to the advisory issued by Delhi’s Directorate General of Health Services, Seasonal Influenza (H1N1) is a self-limiting viral, airborne disease spread from person-to-person, through large droplets generated by the act of coughing and sneezing, indirect contact by touching a contaminated object or surface (fomite transmission like telephone, cell phones, computers, door handles, doorbells, pens, toys) and close contact (including handshaking, hugging, kissing).

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