Swine Flu N1H1 Fever


The flu usually infects swine fever. This virus was passed to humans, but outbreaks have been small and short lived. The last strain is a combination of pork, birds and viruses. Health officials fear that the new strain could cause wave of infections in the world.

How does it spread?

The disease was spread by infected pigs, but it is spreading among people the same way as normal influenza, by coughing and sneezing and touching contaminated surfaces with the virus, then touching the nose or mouth.


Febrile illness, sore throat, headache, fatigue and muscle aches. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting. For small children, the early warning signs or difficulty breathing, bluish skin, and irritability.

How can we protect ourself?

Comply with hygiene measures, and the amount from the patient. Standard operating masks offer some protection, but most are called N-95 masks, which can result in small infectious virus.

Will injections help?

Seasonal flu injections may help reduce the symptoms of those infected, but it is unlikely to stop the disease.

What to do if I think I infected?

If you have recently returned from country affected by the swine flu, Health Protection Agency advises you to monitor your health status of seven days. If you develop flu symptoms, stay home and telephone your doctor or NHS Direct. May you need tests. Until you have results, avoid contact with others and take action. Cover nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze use tissues and dispose of immediately. Wash hands regularly with soap and water. Clean surfaces such as door handles.

Is treatment there?

The virus can be treated with Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and Relenza (zanamivir). How to block the ability of the virus to replicate in the body. Medications should be in two days to be effective. WHO yesterday ordered the production of vaccines to fight against the virus of swine influenza.

We have contact numbers for India. Please google for other countries.


King Institute of Preventive Medicine (24/7 Service)
Guindy, Chennai
(044) 22501520, 22501521 & 22501522

Communicable Diseases Hospital
Thondiarpet, Chennai
(044) 25912686/87/ 88, 9444459543

Government General Hospital
Opp.. Central Railway Station, Chennai
(044) 25305000, 25305723, 25305721, 25330300


Naidu Hospital
Nr Le'Meridian, Raja Bahadur Mill, GPO, Pune 01
(020) 26058243

National Institute of Virology
20A Ambedkar Road , Pune 11
(020) 26006290


ID Hospital
57,Beliaghata, Beliaghata Road , Kolkata - 10
(033) 23701252


Government General Hospital
Near Railway Station,
Trichy Road , Coimbatore 18
(0422) 2301393, 2301394, 2301395, 2301396


Govt. General and Chest Diseases Hospital,
Erragadda, Hyderabad
(040) 23814939


Kasturba Gandhi Hospital
Arthur Road, N M Joshi Marg, Jacob Circle , Mumbai - 11
(022) 23083901, 23092458, 23004512

Sir J J Hospital
J J Marg, Byculla, Mumbai - 08
(022) 23735555, 23739031, 23760943, 23768400 / 23731144 / 5555 / 23701393 / 1366

Haffkine Institute
Acharya Donde Marg, Parel, Mumbai - 12
(022) 24160947, 24160961, 24160962


Government Medical College
Gandhi Nagar P O, Kottayam - 08
(0481) 2597311,2597312

Government Medical College
Vandanam P O, Allapuzha - 05
(0477) 2282015

Taluk Hospital
Railway Station Road , Alwaye, Ernakulam
(0484) 2624040 Sathyajit - 09847840051

Gurgaon & Delhi

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Ansari Nagar, Aurobindo Marg Ring Road , New Delhi - 29
(011) 26594404, 26861698
Prof. R C Deka - 9868397464

National Institute for Communicable Diseases
22, Sham Nath Marg,
New Delhi - 54
(011) 23971272/060/ 344/524/449/ 326

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital
Kharak Singh Marg,
New Delhi - 01
(011) 23741640, 23741649, 23741639
Dr. N K Chaturvedi - 9811101704

Vallabhai Patel Chest Institute
University Enclave, New Delhi- 07
(011) 27667102, 27667441, 27667667, 27666182


Victoria Hospital
K R Market, Kalasipalayam, Bangalore - 02
(080) 26703294
Dr. Gangadhar - 94480-49863

SDS Tuberculosis & Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases
Hosur Road , Hombegowda Nagar, Bangalore - 29
(080) 26631923
Dr. Shivaraj - 99801-48780