Govt issues new Swine Flu guidelines

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New Delhi, Aug 4: Union Health Ministry issued fresh guidelines on H1N1 influenza on Tuesday, Aug 4 in New Delhi to check the spread of Swine Flu.

Addressing the media persons, the health secretary said that person with H1N1 symptoms should go to designated government hospitals and the patients with severe symptoms would be quarantined.

Health secretary also said, "The samples of the persons persons suffering from the symptoms would be sent to the designated laboratories and also that the suspected cases would also be sent to the designated government hospitals."

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"10m Tamiflu (the only known antiviral effective against swine flu) will be available at government clinic," he added

The health secretary also appealed that persons with the symptoms should give their samples voluntarily for testing. Speaking on the people who will be travelling and who have the symptoms, the secretary said that such travellers with symptoms would also be quarantined.

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