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Odisha: Two test positive for Swine Flu

3/06/2022 at 3:44 PM

Bhubaneswar, June 3: At least two persons from Odisha have been tested positive for H1N1 virus also known as Swine Flu.

Infected persons including a 38-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman have been admitted in a private hospital and are in a stable condition.

However, what has left the health authorities concerned is the fact that both the infected have no recent travel history.

“Usually the State witnesses two peaks of Swine flu—one before the monsoon and another in winter season. However, there is nothing to panic. The government is fully prepared to meet any kind of eventualities arising out of the situation,” said State Public Health Director Niranjan Mishra.

Bhubaneswar, June 3: Atleast two persons from Odisha have been tested positive for H1N1 virus also knon as Swine Flu.

Infected persons including a 38-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman have been admitted in a private hospital and are in a stable condition.

However, what has left the health authorities concerned is the fact that both the infected have no recent travel history.

“Usually the State witnesses two peaks of Swine flu—one before the monsoon and another in winter season. However, there is nothing to panic. The government is fully prepared to meet any kind of eventualities arising out of the situation,” said State Public Health Director Niranjan Mishra.

Swine flu was the popular name for the virus which was responsible for a pandemic in 2009 to 2010. It’s a type of seasonal flu and is now included in the annual flu vaccine. The scientific name for swine flu is A/H1N1pdm09. It’s often shortened to H1N1.

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