COIMBATORE:Swine flu has revisited the city with the two patients admitted in Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) diagnosed with the flu on Friday.
A 36-year-old patient from Vellalore, Coimbatore and a seven year old boy from Erode were diagnosed with swine flu. However, doctors said their condition was not critical and they would recover soon.
To prevent the flu from spreading to others the patients have been kept in the special ward for fever cases. The health inspectors of the area where the patients live were directed to take steps to prevent the infection from spreading.
“This is not the first time swine flu was reported in CMCH. There was no case in the last few months. With constant effort people have become resistant and the virulence is less. The situation is under control. Even the last time the affected patients were cured completely and the disease has not spread,” said sources at CMCH.
When contacted Health Department officials told that vaccines to prevent swine flu had been supplied and the awareness drive, just ahead of the onset of fever, was also conducted. “Prevention is better than cure and preventive measures are given publicity,” they said.