H1N1 outbreak assuming precarious proportion in Odisha & reports of doctors getting contracted, the State government started vaccinating doctors & paramedical staff on war-footing.
The government will vaccinate all doctors & other medical professionals receiving H1N1 cases.
They must prioritise vaccination programme based on staff handing H1N1 patients cases,” said J.K. Tripathy, State’s director of public health on Saturday.
First phaseDr. Tripathy expressed concerns over unavailability of sufficient vaccines that can cover all doctors & medical staffs.
Seven H1N1 deaths have been reported, two doctors have contracted H1N1, & around hundred positive cases have been detected.
Alarming surge of H1N1 in Nepal
The H1N1 influenza A (pdm09) virus, known further commonly as the H1N1 virus, was premier detected in people of Mexico in April 2009.
With further people being diagnosed by H1N1 & the death toll rising, people are worried about the spread of the virus & its consequences.
The recent outbreak is worrying because it seems to be the same strain of H1N1 that caused a pandemic in 2009, & a great outbreak in Jarjarkot in 2015.
Most of the patients diagnosed by H1N1 have died due to pneumonia.
Diagnosis & prevention The just place for diagnosing influenza in Nepal is the influenza centre at the Nepal Public Health Laboratory, Teku.
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