H1N1 influenza is a contagious acute respiratory disease caused by a virus. Spread of infection is through airborne route. The common symptoms consist of Fever, Cough, Cold, Sore throat, Body ache, Headache, Chills & Fatigue.
Testing facility is available at Kasturba Hospital, Haffkine Institute and SRL private lab.
Govt criteria for Treatment and investigation for H1N1 cases to be followed:
|Sr No||Cat||Chief Symptoms||Swab Collection||Treatment|
|1||C||Mild Fever(<38 C),Cough, Throat irritation, body ache,headache,diarrhoea & vomiting||Not Recommended||No Oseltamivir Symptomatic t/t, Review after 24 hrs,|
|2||B||In addition to above symptoms Fever >38 C, severe sore throat, running nose||Swabs of selected patients belonging to high risk group||Home isolation Oseltamivir needed|
|3||A||In addition to above symptoms breathlessness, Chest pain, hemoptysis, hypotension, bluish discoloration of nails, and in children irritation & drowsiness.||Swabs of all patients||Oseltamivir and hospitalization|