Swine flu is on rise again. As per the official figures, close to 600 people have succumbed to the debilitating disease this year with the major chunk of mortality recorded in Maharashtra – almost 50% of the total national swine flu death count. As per a PTI report, a total of 12,460 registered swine-flu cases have been reported this year versus 1,786 cases reported last year. The death toll has seen a two-fold rise this year as compared to the previous year. Close to 320 H1N1 cases have been reported in Delhi itself.
Swine flu is categorized as an air-borne infection that is highly communicable and easily transmitted from one person to another. Though colder temperature serves as the suitable environment for the rise of swine flu virus, this year saw the virus flourishing and spreading even in hotter climatic conditions. H1N1 can get severely debilitating and fatal, though prevention is the best measure to stave off the disease; we bring to you tips, tricks and foods items that can come handy for those suffering from the virus.