WHO have released the latest figures on 8th June confirming a total of 25,000 reported cases of infection with H1N1 virus otherwise known as swine flu worldwide.The number of detah from swine flu have now reached 150 in total worldwide.Maximum number of reported deaths occured in Mexico followed by USA even though the infected cases are three times more in USA.
What one should clealry understand from the current statistics is that increased awareness about H1N1 virus and regulated control of the spread of infection would decrease the risk of death in infected cases as the disease if detected early can be treated effectively with simple antvirals and supportive therapy
Indian government have not updated their alert levels since April 2009 inspite of the fact that the virus spread have occured rampantly after the last letter of statement regarding H1N1 virus on April 28/2009.
Some of the important contact numbers in India in relation to reporting monitoring cells on H1N1 virus, as released by Ministry of Health and family welfare are as follows
Important Contact Numbers:
Outbreak Monitoring Cell (Control Room,
NICD): 011-23921401 EMR Control room (Ministry of Health and
family Welfare: 011- 23061469
In the mean time the general public should take all the necessary precautions and report any suspected cases of H1N1 infection immediately to concerned authorities as this would help in effectively isolating the infected cases immediately and preventing further spread.
This would also allow the infected person to receive immediate treatment.