New Delhi: Twenty-seven fresh cases of swine flu were reported in the capital on Monday including a Chief Medical Officer at a hospital that treats patients of H1N1.

Those suspected with the disease have been admitted to Safdarjung hospital, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Lok Nayak Hospital among others.

What is swine flu?

Swine Flu is a respiratory disease caused by the influenza virus called as H1N1. It is a mutated version containing genetic material that is generally found in strains of the virus that affect humans, birds and swine (pigs).


  • Sudden fever- 100 degrees F or above
  • Cough and sneezing
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Aching muscles and joints
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Diarrhoea or stomach ache
  • Loss of appetite

Particularly at high risk


  • Having existing serious illness that weakens your immune system
  • Pregnant women
  • People of 65 years or above age
  • Children below five years


  • Cover mouth and nose while sneezing or coughing
  • Cover your mouth and nose while going out
  • Maintain high level of hygiene
  • Wash hands frequently

Emergency help

Contact doctors and all government hospitals in case of any symptoms found.

Chief Medical Officer of the swine flu detection centre at RML Hospital, S K Sharma, along with a junior doctor have also been detected with the virus and they have been put under home quarantine for suspected influenza A (H1N1).

The Delhi government had last week identified 17 government and five private hospitals for isolation care and treatment facility for H1N1 cases. Three people have died due to swine flu in Delhi.


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