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

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