Respiratory diseases are increasing in China, alert issued in India

Arshad Khan

A flu alert has been issued in the states of Rajasthan, Karnataka, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Tamil Nadu.

International media recently reported that there has been an outbreak of ‘mysterious’ pneumonia in China. Soon after, there were reports of an increase in respiratory illnesses among children in the country. In view of this, at least six Indian states have been alerted to conduct a ‘readiness review’ of the health sector.

The Indian media India Today reported that the state governments of Rajasthan, Karnataka, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Tamil Nadu have instructed hospitals there to be alert.

Meanwhile, NDTV reported that the incidence of ‘weather-borne flu’ among children in China, which infects children’s respiratory tract, is on the rise.

The health department of the state is running various campaigns to make the residents of Karnataka aware about this disease. People have been instructed to use handkerchiefs when sneezing and coughing, wash hands frequently, avoid touching the mouth and use masks in crowds.

An advisor of the Rajasthan Health Department said that even though the Chinese flu infection has not reached an alarming level so far, health workers in the state must be vigilant to prevent it. Children department and medicine department should be more careful.

Chamoli, Uttarkashi and Pithoragarh areas of Uttarakhand, India are connected to the Chinese border. Therefore, the health department of the state has given extra attention to the hospitals of this state.

However, India’s Central Health Department said in a statement that such additional precautions have been issued in view of the Corona epidemic. However, the situation is still normal. Apart from this, no one has been infected with pneumonia so far.

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