August 13, 2009

Swine Flu Notice by Govt of Maharashtra

The Govt of Maharashtra released a notice regarding Swine Flu in the papers today, here it goes:-

Symptoms
  • Fever.
  • Cough.
  • Running Nose.
  • Sore Throat.
  • Difficulty in Breathing.
  • Diarrhoea and Vomiting (in exceptional cases).

Steps

  • Get yourself medically examined in case of these symptoms.
  • Avoid crowded public places like theatres and malls; stay at home.
  • Wash hands regularly with soap and clean water.
  • Take nutritious diet with Vitamin C* for immunity.
  • As the spread of swine flu is by air, use handkerchief while coughing or sneezing.

Things to Avoid

  • Public spitting.
  • Close contact with those who show these symptoms.
  • Crowded public places.
  • Taking medicines without doctor's advice.

Things to Remember

  • N95 masks are meant for doctors, nurses, infected patients and persons in close contact.
  • For daily protection a hanky is advisable.
  • Proper disposal of masks is necessary.
  • Masks used by one person shouldn't be used by others.

Phone Numbers

  • Mantralaya - 22871385/22871395
  • BMC, Mumbai Tollfree No. - 108
  • Thane - 25471541
  • Pune - 26124299
  • Mobile No. - 9404225846

* Vitamin C rich foods include mainly citrus fruits like oranges and melons - mausambi is in season now. Apart from these, strawberries, tomatoes and lemons are also rich in Vitamin C.

My next post would carry other information that I have collected through newspapers and news sources regarding swine flu. Till then, please maintain the basic rule of hygiene - washing hands as often as possible. Take care and stay healthy.

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