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Minor fever with breathlessness can be swine flu

New Delhi, Jaury 2: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Friday issued a set of guidelines to tackle swine flu and urged citizens not to neglect minor cases of fever with breathlessness. It said in its guidelines that the matter is important as the current seasol influenza vaccines are not expected to provide protection against human infection with avian or swine flu viruses. “However, reducing seasol influenza risk through vaccition might reduce the theoretical risk for recombition of influenza viruses of animal origin,” it said in a statement. The guidelines were launched by IMA president Marthanda Pillai and secretary general K.K. Aggarwal here on Thursday. According to the IMA, a total of 10 deaths in Hyderabad and one death in Delhi have occurred due to swine flu so far. Delhi has reported 39 cases of Swine flu since last year. According to the IMA, swine flu can have symptoms like fever, coryza, cough, sore throat and body aches. It may last for one–two weeks. However, occasiolly, usea, vomiting, diarrhoea and rash may also occur.  (IANS)

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