Sixty-four lives have been claimed by an unknown virus in Indore and adjoining areas in the last four months, according to media reports. The virus is observed to cause symptoms similar swine flu, yet doctors are unable to find a definite cause for it.
Of the samples, 39 were found swine flu positive and 350 were found dengue positive, according to the same report.
There is a common nature of virus found in sample of these 64 patients, however, the type of virus is yet to be identified. In most of the cases, it was found that the patient was suffering from cold and cough. The symptoms were similar to swine flu for which it was sent. However, the virus attacks immune system and leads to death.A doctor told The Times of India
Swine Flu Symptoms
Here are the symptoms that you should pay attention to and precautions to be taken.
- Runny nose, sneezing, blocked nose, cough, sore throat, fever, headache and body ache are all symptoms of swine flu.
- The infected person should cover the mouth and nose so that they don’t spread the virus.
- Wash your hands and cover your face in public to save yourself from coming in contact with the virus.
The symptoms of dengue fever usually appear four-seven days after being bitten by an infected mosquito and usually last for two-seven days. WHO recommends that dengue must be suspected when high fever is accompanied by at least two of the following symptoms:
- High fever
- Severe headache, joint and muscle pains
- Mild bleeding