Epidemic Hazard – Asia – India


EDIS Number: EH-20120326-34652-IND
Date / time: 26/03/2012 11:02:51 [UTC]
Event: Epidemic Hazard
Area: Asia
Country: India
State/County: State of Gujarat
Location: Rampura
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A

Description:

A confirmed case of swine flu (H1N1 influenza) was reported in Rampura locality of Bakrol in Anand -- the first in Gujarat after the previous nation-wide outbreak of the epidemic. "Ghanshyam Rathore (26) tested positive for swine flu, and his wife, mother and father are being given prophylactic treatment," District Health Officer SB Shah said. The health officials have also started administering Tamiflu to the family members as a precautionary measure, he said. Rathore, who got married on March 12, developed fever, cough and cold soon thereafter. He got admitted to a private hospital three days ago.

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