Swine flu claims life to two people in the city

KARACHI: Swine flu has claimed lives of two people in Karachi in month of January 2016 while 23 others were infected from H1N1 Influenza in the city.

According to Director Health Karachi Dr Zafar Aijaz, two people, including a baby girl, died of swine flu in a private hospital in the month of January. A one-year-old baby girl died due to influenza complications at a private hospital, while an 83-year-old man had died due to swine flu on January 16. A total 23 people were tested positive in Karachi so far.

A one-year old baby girl Salma, resident of Saadi Town Karachi, was brought in private hospital on 9th January with influenza symptoms where swine flu was confirmed in girl after tests. The girl died on 31 January 2016. On the other hand, an 83-year-old man Ameen had become victim of swine flu H1N1 influenza in the month of January.

Health experts told that swine flu virus mostly attack weaker and less immune people. H1N1 virus of swine flu contained a combination of genes from swine, avian (bird), and human influenza viruses. Mild symptoms of the disease might include fever, sore throat, cough, headache, muscle or joint pains, and nausea and vomiting, or diarrhea.

The outbreak of swine flu were reported from various cities of Punjab has claimed lives of several people in Multan, Lahore and Rawalpindi and some other cities of the province.