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Rajasthan on high alert as swine flu, leptospirosis cases up | Know symptoms and precautionary measures

Jaipur has reported 17 active cases of swine flu, while Sriganganagar has recorded 21 cases

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- May 04th 2024 12:08 PM
Rajasthan on high alert as swine flu, leptospirosis cases up | Know symptoms and precautionary measures

Rajasthan on high alert as swine flu, leptospirosis cases up | Know symptoms and precautionary measures

Jaipur, May 4: Rajasthan's health authorities are convening state-level meetings to address the increasing incidence of swine flu and leptospirosis across the region.

According to a spokesperson from the Rajasthan Health Department, Jaipur has reported 17 active cases of swine flu, while Sriganganagar has recorded 21 cases. These cases are currently considered mild, and hospitalisation is not deemed necessary.


Dr Ravi Prakash Mathur, Director of the Rajasthan Health Department, said, "Out of 424 samples tested on Friday, only seven were positive for swine flu. These cases are being managed at home as they are mild. We are regularly conducting state-level meetings to address the situation."


Symptoms of swine flu may include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, fatigue, and in some cases, diarrhea and vomiting.

He highlighted the importance of wearing masks and avoiding unnecessary travel, particularly for vulnerable groups. Dr Mathur also expressed the need for individuals experiencing prolonged symptoms to seek medical evaluation.

Regarding leptospirosis, Dr Mathur explained that the disease is transmitted through the urine of rodents. It has been observed in 10 districts of Rajasthan, with a total of 32 reported cases and no fatalities. Proper hygiene practices are essential to prevent the spread of the infection.

"In Jaipur alone, there have been 15 reported cases," Dr Mathur added, while underscoring the significance of maintaining cleanliness and avoiding contact with contaminated surfaces.

Symptoms of leptospirosis may include high fever, severe headache, muscle aches, chills, red eyes, jaundice, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and a rash. If left untreated, leptospirosis can lead to severe complications, including kidney damage and liver failure.

- ANI

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