H1N1: Pune on alert this Ganesh Festival

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Sep 10, 2012

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Pune on alert this Ganesh Festival

There is a chance for Swine Flu to make a comeback and that too during the holy festival of Ganeshotsav that is starting on the 19th of September. This is what Pune doctors have to say.


On the morning of Saturday, September 8th a 29 year old youth died while undergoing treatment for H1N1 in the city of Pune.  The Pune Municipal Corporation authorities have confirmed that the youth named Mayur Shah had symptoms of this deadly infection like cough with expectoration, intermittent fever and breathlessness. He had ignored these symptoms for three days. This resulted in a sudden decline of health conditions and the patient was placed in ventilation. [Read : Understand Swine Flu]


The worrying fact is that swine flu is being accompanied by other seasonal flu and viral infections and with the Ganesh festival nearing the infections could spread rapidly. In a crowd full of people it is difficult to maintain a safe distance and a healthy person can be subjected to other’s coughing and sneezing.


Doctors have advised people with cough, cold and fever to stay away from taking part in mass gathering this festive season. Doctors have also advised people to cover their mouth with masks and clean handkerchiefs; also they should regularly wash their hands.


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