The dipping temperatures in New Delhi have paved the way for the H1N1 influenza, also known as swine flu.
Children have been complaining flu-like symptoms and the doctors claim that many of them show signs of swine flu.
Senior Consultant with the Department of Internal Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital says,"This is the time when cases of viral fever and swine flu go up. We are witnessing a rise in the number of patients with viral fever, body ache, vomiting and cough. The cases of H1N1 surface during this time of the year and then continue for long."
Senior Consultant with the Department of Pediatrics, Dr Sangeeta Subudhi and Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj says,"Symptoms of viral fever and H1N1 are similar in the initial stages. We are taking preventive measures and suggesting medicines to children."
The symptom of swine flu is like normal flu it is hard to detect and diagonise. Symptoms of swine flu is ever, cough, vomiting, nasal secretion, fatigue, headache, bodyache and sore throat.
Precautionary measures advised by doctors are frequent hand washing and avoiding crowded places. Besides swine flu, doctors are also reporting cases of pneumonia, typhoid and malaria.