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Swine flu scare in Kovai after CMCH receives 2 cases
After rat fever, the fear of swine flu has gripped Coimbatore with two persons including a woman, hospitalised for treatment, on Wednesday.
Cases of swine flu has surfaced again with a young woman from Coimbatore and a 40-year-old man from Tirupur district, undergoing treatment at Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital (CMCH). The influenza has already claimed the lives of three people, two from The Nilgiris and another from Erode district, just in the last fortnight.
Gudalur Tahsildar Abdul Rahman and a 60-year-old woman from Melur in Coonoor, died after they contracted swine flu. Also 42-year-old Jamaluddin from Vaniyambadi, in Vellore district, succumbed to the flu without responding to treatment. Doctors at CMCH said that the young woman undergoing treatment has recovered completely and the man is also recovering fast. Post Kerala floods, the scare of rat fever gripped people in Coimbatore with many having a travel history to the neighbouring state contracting the flu.
“However rat fever has been contained and there are nil cases now. Instead the swine flu has resurfaced due to prevailing favourable chill climatic conditions for the virus to spread, but is well under control and there is nothing to worry,” said a senior doctor at CMCH.
There are enough medicines and vaccines in stock. People should not ignore cough, fever, muscle aches, respiratory difficulties, which are symptoms of the killer fever and visit the hospital for early treatment, the doctor added.