Hyderabad bad news for the exhibition-goers. Those who visit the ongoing All India Industrial Exhibition in Hyderabad and other public congregations have now to be careful due to Swine Flu risk. The exhibition has remained the only event of its kind in the world to be organized at a stretch for a 46-day period at its 23-acre permanent venue in Nampally. It features joyrides, eateries and other entertainment options for the visitors. The exhibition features dry fruits and handicrafts of Jammu and Kashmir to handmade garments from Uttar Pradesh. It is organized at Nampally every year at a ground that is spread over 23 acres of area.
The doctors of Gandhi Hospital after examining the patients declared that five persons including three women from Hyderabad are suffering from Swine Flu. Swine influenza is an infection caused by any one of several types of swine influenza viruses. Swine influenza is any strain of the influenza family of viruses that is epidemic in pigs. As of 2009, the known SIV strains include influenza C and the subtypes of influenza A known as H1N1, H3N1 and H3N1. Swine influenza virus is common throughout pig populations worldwide. Transmission of the virus from pigs to humans is not common and does not always lead to human flu, often resulting only in the production of antibodies in the blood. If transmission does cause human flu, it is called zoonotic swine flu. People with regular exposure to pigs are at an increased risk of swine flu infection.
The doctors have issued an advisory that all those who visit public including the exhibition should take precautionary measures. The doctors of Gandhi Hospital have also told that Swine Flu will be at its peak between the period, November-January. With the increase of intensity of summer, the influence of Swine Flu gets weakened. Superintend of Gandhi Hospital, Dr Shravan Kumar advised the residents of Hyderabad to refrain from going to public places. If they find any of the symptoms of Swine Flu, they should consult the doctor immediately.