Epidemic Hazard – Asia – India

EDIS Number: EH-20120411-34840-IND
Date / time: 11/04/2012 03:08:57 [UTC]
Event: Epidemic Hazard
Area: Asia
Country: India
State/County: State of Gujarat
Location: Ahmedabad
Number of Deads: 17 person(s)
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


After the death of Sarkhej resident Yasminbanu Iqbal Hussain (57) due to swine flu on Sunday, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) officials have issued guidelines to all the hospitals in city. The corporation hospitals and even the corporate hospitals have been asked to have an isolation ward along with round the clock trained staff. Yasminbanu succumbed to swine flu at V S Hospital on Sunday. This is the first death due to H1N1 virus in the city in the current year. Yasminbanu was admitted to the hospital on April 6. AMC health officials said eight persons who had come in direct contact with Yasminbanu have been put in isolation and are being administered prophylaxis treatment for the dreaded virus. The AMC has also begun a survey of 201 houses in the area where Yasminbanu was staying. AMC has issued guidelines also along with the warning. AMC officials said patients having mild fever with cough/sore throat with or without body ache, diarrhea and vomiting will be categorized as A category patients. No testing of patients for H1N1 is required for such patients. Such patients should confine themselves at home and avoid mixing up with public and high risk members in the family. In addition to the body ache, diarrhea and vomiting, if the person has high grade fever and severe sore throat, such person will required home isolation. Children with mild illness, but with predisposing risk factors, pregnant women, persons aged over 65 years and patients with long diseases, heart disease and liver disease should be taken as a high-risk patients. Pregnant women with symptoms of swine flu should also be treated as high risk patients and all necessary medical steps need to be carried out with such patients.

Event updates:
Situation Update No. 1 on 2012-04-13 at 02:58:55.

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