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Swine flu in TN: Coimbatore reports its 3rd casualty, city needs to be on an alert

Written by Editorial Team |Updated : March 4, 2015 11:05 AM IST

Swine flu has wrecked havoc all across the country and the south of India ha not been spared. After Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, swine flu has now spread to Tamil Nadu. A 60 year woamn was the third casualty of disease in Coimbatore since January. Saraswati, wife of Ramaswamy of Thudiyalur, was under treatment at a private hospital with symptoms of swine flu and was admitted to the Government Hospital last night, hospital officials said. (Read: Is swine flu curable?)

Without responding to treatment, she died today, they said. A 39-year-old woman succumbed to swine flu on Sunday last while the first fatality was reported in January. (Read: Prevent swine flu with these 10 dos and don ts)

Here are some precautions we should take to prevent the spread of H1N1.

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  1. Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze.
  2. Use disposable tissues instead of a handkerchief if you have a cold and throw the tissue in dustbin after use.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth too often as this can lead to you contracting the disease.
  4. Wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol based hand rub (hand sanitizer). Read more abotu 15 precautions every Indian should take to prevent swine flu

With inputs from PTI

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