First swine flu case in West Godavari district reported

ELURU: A swine flu case was reported in Narsapuram on Sunday. It is the first swine flu case in West Godavari district.

According to information, a 25-year-old man of Vemuladeevi village in Narsapuram mandal, was suffering from fever and cough for the past few days. His family members took him to a private doctor for treatment. Suspecting H1N1 flu virus symptoms, the doctor asked his family members to take him to either Rajahmundry or Vijayawada. He was admitted to a corporate hospital in Rajahmundry.
In the rapid influenza diagnostic tests, he tested swine flu positive. Soon after the diagnosis of swine flu, the doctors alerted the West Godavari district medical and health authorities about the outbreak of H1N1 virus.
A medical camp was set up at Vemuladeevi as a measure to combat the spread of swine flu. It is learnt that the affected man toured Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad for about 15 days. Soon after his return to Vemuladeevi five days ago, he developed fever and cough.
The medical and health authorities urged people not to get panic as all steps were taken to combat  H1N1 flu.
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