Kasargod, June 29: As many as 10 people have been diagnosed with H1N1 fever in Kasargod district.
District Health Officer has advised the people across the district to take necessary precautions to prevent the outbreak of flu.
The people who have caught the flu are from Badhiyadka, Kodom Bolour, Madikeri, Chengal, Kumble Gram Panchayats and Kanhanged Town Municipal.
The fever is being spread due to a virus. Cough, joint ache, shivering, body ache, head ache, fatigue are the symptoms of the fever. Some people may also have vomiting and diarrhea.
If one comes in contact with the person who has fever and thereafter does not wash his hands and touch his mouth or nose may get the fever, he said.
The doctors advise the patients with such symptoms to take treatment in their homes and take sufficient rest. The patients should intake sufficient quantity of water.
Some people who have the fever may have respiratory problems. Such patients should meet the doctor immediately. The patients should avoid contact with their family members as the chances of them catching the flu are high.
Whenever the patients feel like coughing, they have to close their mouth with handkerchief or tissue paper. The patients should not spit in public places, said the DHO.
A Screening camp has been organized in Kasargod’s General Hospital and Kanhangad District Hospital to identify H1N1 patients.
The medications are available in all primary health centers and government hospitals, said the DHO.
Last year five were diagnosed with H1N1. However, no one has died here due to the fever.