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Swine Flu Spreads In National Capital, 18 Dead In A Month

Mumbai:  Swine flu dominating in the capital of the nation, nearly 500 cases have been registered in various hospitals in last one month.

At the beginning of the year till 28 January around 18 people had died due to swine flu.

As per a report by Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, National capital Delhi has witnessed nearly 532 people affected with swine flu in a month which is an increase of total 205 in the entire year of 2018.

Earlier BJP President Amit Shah was also hospitalized due to Swine Flu.

Swine influenza is an infection caused by any one of several types of swine influenza viruses. Swine influenza virus (SIV) or swine-origin influenza virus (S-OIV) is any strain of the influenza family of viruses that is endemic in pigs.

Apart from Delhi Rajasthan is another apart which is affected by this disease badly. As per the data compiled by the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Rajasthan is the most affected state with at least 1,856 (40%) of the total cases reported from the state till 27th January. 72 people have died in the state. Last one month

In swine, an influenza infection produces fever, lethargy, sneezing, coughing, difficulty breathing and decreased appetite. In some cases, the infection can cause miscarriage. Although mortality is usually low (around 1–4%), the virus can produce weight loss and poor growth, causing economic loss to farmers.Infected pigs can lose up to 12 pounds of body weight over a three- to four-week period.

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