Swine Flu Hits Indian Cricket Team
Mr. Mayank Sekhar, the Team Manager- Indian Team has also been affected by Swine Flu. He was admitted to the Fortis Hospital after been diagnosed with flu On Friday night and now our pacer Sreesanth has also been diagnosed the symptoms, as cough and cold, of Swine Flu. The Indian cricket team has been advised to report the Cricket team management and hotel doctors if they feel flu like symptoms. But, Joint Secretary of Punjab Cricket Association, Mr. G.S.Walia has instructed that specific tests for swine flu will only be done if the players really feel the symptoms of the same otherwise the routine medical check-up will be done. Sreesanth was admitted to the hospital on Thursday, December 10, night at 11.30 P.M.and remained under observations of doctors for the multiple ailments. Prior to admission he was seen by the hospital physician Dr. Vikas Bhutani. The tests finally confirmed that he is suffering from the H1N1 influenza, and was ruled out of the 20-20-cricket match to be held in Mohali on 12th (Saturday), but now he is showing positive results and doing better as per Dr. A.R. Banerjee, the Director of Fortis, Mohali. As per doctor Walia. Sree is recovering well, his all vital signs are positive, so he’ll be discharged with-in a day or so from the hospital. In the past 10 days it has been observed that Chandigarh has registered 10 deaths and many cases of swine flu. Dhoni, Indian Cricket team’s Captain has given his statement that Sree is still infected from the viral he will miss the match.
Swine flu- an influenza virus
This very infectious disease really travels very fast, even faster than the light’s speed and affected the lives of millions of people. The origin of this disease is the industrial pigsty in Mexico. It was firstly reported in April 2009 and was proved to be the faster spreading infection even than any other pandemic of the past. The common type A influenza virus, in other words we name it as H1N1, leads to the immense deaths of 1 million people yearly all over the globe. Even WHO or CDC have not disclosed the actual numbers of laboratory-confirmed cases of swine flu, where as shown only a few hundreds only.
Remedial Efforts by WHO and other concerns
WHO (World Health Organization) has forwarded its remedial steps for the said most faster spreading influenza. So most focus is to outbreak and minimize the impact of the disease affected. WHO has recommended that each country should undertake the responsibility rather than the global plan which may not suit all the geographical conditions of the globe. Pharmaceutical companies have now started their efforts to develop the vaccines which may help hault the spread of infection.