COIMBATORE:After a short break of a few months, swine flu is back again in the city, with two patients diagnosed with swine flu admitted to Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) on Friday.
A 36-year-old patient from Vellalore here, and a seven-year-old boy from Erode were diagnosed with swine flu. However, doctors said that their condition is not critical, and they would recover soon.
To prevent the spread of swine flu, these two patients have been kept in the special ward meant for fever cases, and directions have also been given to the concerned health inspector in the area where they live, to step up preventive measures to avoid its spread.
“Though this is not the first time that swine flue cases have been reportedly admitted to the CMCH, there were no swine flu cases reported in the last few months. It is after a short break that the disease has surfaced again. With constant efforts, people have become resistant to the disease, and the virulence of the disease is less now. The situation is completely under control, and there is nothing to panic. Even during the previous period, the affected patients were cured completely, and the disease has not spread so far,” said CMCH sources.
When contacted, officials of the Health Department told Express that vaccines to prevent swine flu has been supplied to all, and an awareness drive just ahead of the onset of fever season, was also conducted. “Prevention is better than cure, and all sorts of preventive measures were given much publicity,” they added.