No need to panic: Doctors
KATHMANDU, Oct. 7: As many as 38 persons have caught swine flu spread in the Kathmandu Valley for some days.
According to the Shashid Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, among 172 patients undergone blood test, 118 were infected with influenza A while 38 with influenza B (swine flu).
The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division said the swine flu occurs when one is caught with H1N1 virus.
This is a respiratory disease which exhibits the symptoms as headache, high fever, cough, cold, body pain and vomit.
Senior pediatrician at the Division Dr Arjun Panth said once the swine flu is treated on time, it could easily be cured. It is cured within five to seven days, he said.
However, children, elderly people, people with high blood pressure and chronic diseases are mostly affected with the swine flu.
Dr Panth suggested that drinking plenty of water, liquid foods, using masks, and washing hands time to time and remaining aloof while coughing and cold could prevent the swine flu to some extent.