As earlier swine flu was a pandemic. At that time more number of deaths caused due to virus. We already have immunity, what is called herd immunity. But now it is just like normal seasonal flu people need not panic. At the same time they should be alert because even normal flu, if neglected, can lead to pneumonia and mortality. High risk groups should be more alert. Dr K Subhakar, Nodal Officer for Swine Flu told they should not be afraid.
More number of flu victims appeared in Hyd and Delhi recently. They may be Flu cases in other parts of the country to but they are not testing. Earlier we dont have testing facility for Flu to but after 2009, every state has a laboratory for testing. Now a days people are more aware and testing. Similarly
If u see in AP and TS, cases are less in AP. It is not mean that Flu cases are not there but they are not testing.
He said Flu is everywhere and it is going to be there everywhere in future also. Personal hygiene, self-discipline of not destructing into public places by those with symptoms, frequent hand-wash, desisting from hand-shake and early diagnosis, a healthy lifestyle and vaccination would help check and prevent the spread of the disease said Subhakar.