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He urged for taking preventive measures for prevention from swine flu.

The disease spreads very quickly in crowded places and cold and dry weather enables the virus to survive longer.

We are as unprepared as we were when the flu first caught India sleeping and unaware of how to deal with the pandemic.

According to the government, no deaths have been reported in the city so far.

Rajasthan is just a snapshot of the overall picture in India however, as this year there have already been 4,571 confirmed cases and 169 deaths from H1N1 by January 27. Tamil Nadu was the most affected state in 2018 with 2,812 reported cases, while Gujarat accounted for the most number of swine flu cases in 2017 at 7,709.

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According to a report released by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, which works under the country's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Delhi has witnessed an alarming rise in the number of swine flu cases this year, with 532 people diagnosed with the disease so far at various hospitals. Four deaths were reported in the state on Monday.

He said that the swine flu symptoms started showing after five to six days when a person contracted the virus. The RML has witnessed nine deaths, of which 8 people belonged to Delhi and one hailed from Haryana.

In Delhi, as many as 479 cases have been registered since the beginning of the year. RML is one of the hospitals designated by the centre government for treating the disease. Maharashtra has reported 12 deaths and has 82 people positive.

Swine flu is a seasonal viral infection and usually causes fever, cough, sore throat, diarrhoea, and vomiting. He said that pregnant women, elders, very young, overweight, immune compromised and people with chronic health problems like asthma, diabetes, cardiac and lungs diseases are at high-risk for developing complications due to H1N1 infection or Swine flu.

Wash your hands with soap, contain those coughs and sneezes, and stay safe!

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