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H1N1 on rise in Bangalore, BBMP gears up to prevent spread of virus

According to Dr Manoranjan Hegde, chief medical officer, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the city is seeing rise in H1N1 cases as compared to last year.

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Compared to last year, number of H1N1 cases registered in January has almost doubled.
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25 cases of H1N1 were registered in Bangalore city in January this year compared to 15 cases in January 2014. According to Dr Manoranjan Hegde, chief medical officer, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the city is seeing rise in H1N1 cases as compared to last year.

Hegde speaking to iamin further said that the health department officials of BBMP have been taking every possible measure to prevent the spread of virus. The employees of health department conduct surveys in several areas to find people showing H1N1 symptoms. BBMP also makes arrangements for medication of such people at their homes and if the need arises, patients are referred to hospital for further treatment.

Meanwhile, Dr DJ Basavaraj, nodal officer for communicable diseases, Victoria Hospital, said that five people with H1N1 symptoms were admitted to the hospital in January. Basavaraj also informed iamin that during the last four days, four people were admitted to the hospital, out of which only two patients undergoing treatment for H1N1.

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