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Mumbaikars under Swine Flu threat!

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The city health system is under pressure while dealing with the Swine Flu and citizens are terrorized as the Flu virus spread positively during the winters as the death toll has  marked to 149 in the state

Swine FLuMumbai: As the city of dreams and spirit has entered into the New Year with all lively cheerfulness, more care and precautions are need to be taken ahead of the Swine Flu threat to the Mumbaikars.

The city health system is under pressure while dealing with the Swine Flu and citizens are terrorized as the Flu virus spread positively during the winters.

As per the Public Health Department data, considering the past three years, this year the H1N1 virus has taken 149 lives this year. The victims are mainly from Pune and Nashik.

Mumbai saw one Swine Flu casualty. The shocking fact is that the numbers of patients have been decreased than previous three years, but the death toll has increased.

It all started before four years during the month of July when the Swine Flu epidemic spread across the state. During those days, around 5,278 Swine Flue patients were seen in between July and December.

As the citizens were unaware of the contagious disease, they were under pressure about the epidemic and its outcome. Mumbaikars were considerably experiencing the pressure as many put up the precautionary masks at public places or covered their faces.

Considering the possible threat, the health department started a special ward for to deal with the epidemic. In the year 2010, the health department saw 6110 Swine Flu cases, out of which 669 were succumbed to death. Dead patients were from Pune, Nashik and Aurangabad.

Talking with Prahaar, Associate Director, Dr. Pradeep Awate said, “In 2011, a public awareness and necessary treatment and guidance plan for the doctor was designed and in result the toll decreased to 42 patients and 6 deaths.”

Then it was discussed that the special Swine Flu ward would be closed down ahead of its decrease but it was maintained considering the epidemic’s spread in future.

“In the year 2012, the flu spread again with a bang in which 1564 were fallen ill and 135 died due to Swine Flu. In the year 2013, 643 patients were found and 149 were died,” he said.

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