WALING, July 27: The Waling Primary Health Center in Syangja has issued an alert for the people of Waling and its adjoining areas following the death of a person attributed to swine flu.
Khum Prakash Aryal, 49, of Waling-14 who had initially visited the hospital with a complaint of severe headache died in course of treatment at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) in Kathmandu last Monday. He was confirmed succumbed to the swine flu (H1N1) virus by the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, Teku, according to health center's management committee coordinator Dilip Prasad Khand.
A medical squad from Kathmandu is arriving here tomorrow while the centre has already received necessary medicines.
Aryal in the morning of July 10 visited the primary health centre with a complaint of severe headache and the centre referred him somewhere else for treatment prescribing him some general medicines, centre's doctor Prabin Ghimire said.
These days, around 100 people visit the centre on a daily basis and of them 70 per cent have the complaint of headache and fever.
Aryal reportedly visited a hospital in Pokhara, then the Grande International Hospital in Kathmandu and finally was admitted to the TUTH where he died after the two days of admission.
Fever, headache, cough, runny or stuffy nose, watery and red eyes and fatigue are known as the symptoms of swine flu, a respiratory disease transmitted from pigs.
The health centre suggested for immediate visit to health facilities if anyone is suspected to have swine flu symptoms and take measures such as avoiding handshake, hugging and staying away from crowd, and wearing mask to reduce the risk of its possible infection. RSS